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Required Grade Nutrient Standards for Lunch

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Required Grade Nutrient Standards for NuMenus
National School Lunch Program

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

 

Nutrients and energy allowances

Pre-School

Grades K-6

Grades 7-12

Grades K-3 Option

Energy Allowances/Calories

517

664

825

633

Total Fat (g)3

171

221

281

211

Saturated Fat (g)3

62

72

92

92

RDA for Protein (g)

7

10

16

9

RDA for Calcium (mg)

267

286

400

267

RDA for Iron (mg)

3.3

3.5

4.5

3.3

RDA for Vitamin A (RE)

150

224

300

200

RDA for Vitamin C (mg)

14

15

18

15

1Total 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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