July 16, 2013 – School nutrition professionals now have a new resource to help plan school breakfast menus that meet new meal pattern requirements. SNA and Alliance for a Healthier Generation have teamed up to create “A Fresh Start for School Breakfast,” a menu planning guide featuring suggested two-week cycle menus for breakfast in the classroom, grab and go, and traditional cafeteria breakfast programs. Nutrient analysis for all menus is included.
The new meal pattern requirements for school breakfast are being phased in over the course of two school years. These menus meet the upcoming school year goals (phase-in year 1) in addition to the 2014-15 school year goals. Schools must follow a food-based menu planning approach, meet calorie ranges, eliminate trans-fat and ensure half of all grains offered with breakfast are whole grain rich. “A Fresh Start for School Breakfast” helps ease the transition for school menu planners by providing student-friendly menu ideas that can fit into any style of breakfast operation.
On Tuesday, July 16, at 8:45 am, representatives from SNA and the Alliance presented the new menus and answered questions during an education session featuring the new guide at SNA’s Annual National Conference (ANC) in Kansas City, Mo. Click here to download this new resource.
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