Child Nutrition Reauthorization 2010

New Meal Patterns for School Meal Programs:

New Meal Pattern Presentation

On January 26, 2012 USDA published the final rules regarding School Lunch and School Breakfast Meal Patterns and Nutrition Standards. The New Meal Pattern requirements for lunch will go into effect in school year 2012-2013 and the meal pattern requirements for breakfast will go into effect in school year 2013-2014. School Food Authorities (SFAs) can access information about the new meal patterns including question and answer documents and sample menus by clicking here. ODE, OCN will be conducting one more mandatory School Meal Pattern training [in conjunction with mandatory training for the new Commodity Allocation Tracking System (CATS)] in Columbus on August 7 - AM session only. Registration instructions may be found by accessing the ODE website at and search Meal Training. SFAs are encouraged to reference this web page periodically for updates and training materials regarding the New Meal Patterns.

On August 7, 2013, USDA published Questions and Answers on the Final Rule, "Nutrition Standards in the National School Lunch and School Breakfast Programs" - Short and Long Week Calculations

  • Click here to link to the USDA Child Nutrition Reauthorization page.
  • Click here to link to the USDA School Meal Pattern Webpage

Lunch Equity

Paid Lunch Equity Presentation

As a reminder, SFAs must calculate the weighted average paid lunch prices to ensure they are in compliance with the Paid Lunch Equity requirements for School Year (SY) 2014-2015, see USDA policy memo, SP 15-2014 Paid Lunch Equity: School Year 2014-2015 Calculations and Tool for details, and the SY 2014-2015 Paid Lunch Equity (PLE) tool to assist SFAs as they make these required calculations. Nonprogram revenue tool;

2014-2015 Paid Lunch Equity Exemption Request

Indirect Cost Guidance

On July 7, 2011 USDA published policy memo SP 41-2011 Child Nutrition Reauthorization 2010: Indirect Cost Guidance.

Water Availability During National School Lunch Program Meal Service

USDA has recently updated policy memo SP 28-2011 Child Nutrition Reauthorization 2010: Water Availability During National School Lunch Program Meal Service by adding Questions and Answers to the memo.

School Wellness Policy Required Updates

According to Section 204 of the Child Nutrition Reauthorization Act, SFAs are required to update the Local Wellness Policies. SFAs can review the required updates by referencing page 2 of the document.


Last Modified: 5/13/2014 4:27:55 PM