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USDA Released Guidance on Implementation of School Breakfast Meal Pattern for SY 2013-2014

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Today, USDA released Q&A guidance on the implementation of the new School Breakfast requirements for the School Year 2013-2014. The guidance provides an overview of the new standards and definitions for such terms as “food component” and “food item.”  Included in the document, which can be found by clicking here, are answers to questions such as serving whole-grain grits, information on how to credit meat and meat alternatives, combination food items such as a breakfast sandwich, and fruit serving sizes.  Furthermore, USDA provides detailed information on “offer vs. serve” including how it pertains to breakfast in the classroom.

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