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Optional Age Nutrient Standards for Lunch

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Minimum Calorie and Nutrient Levels (school week averages for age groups)

Nutrients and energy allowances

Ages 3-6

Ages 7-10

Ages 11-13

Ages 14 and older

Energy Allowances/Calories

558

667

783

846

Total Fat (g)3

191

221

261

281

Saturated Fat (g)3

62

72

92

92

RDA for Protein (g)

7.3

9.3

15.0

16.7

RDA for Calcium (mg)

267

267

400

400

RDA for Iron (mg)

2.5

2.5

3.4

3.4

RDA for Vitamin A (RE)

158

233

300

300

RDA for Vitamin C (mg)

14.6

15.0

16.7

19.2

1 Total fat not to exceed 30 percent over a school week.
2 Saturated fat to be less than 10 percent over a school week.
3 The grams of fat will vary depending on the actual level of calories offered.


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