ERIC Number: ED389087
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
School Meals for Healthy Children: Meeting the Dietary Guidelines for Americans and Complying with the Requirements of the Healthy Meals for Healthy Americans Act.
Wisconsin State Dept. of Public Instruction, Madison. Bureau for Food and Nutrition Services.
The Healthy Meals for Healthy American Act of 1994 requires that a variety of meal-planning approaches be available for schools to plan menus. The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) regulation "School Meals Initiative for Healthy Children," published in 1995, implements the provisions of the 1994 legislation and incorporates other proposals. The changes updated the nutrition standards for school meals, providing a variety of menu-planning alternatives and streamlining administration. This guidebook provides information to help school food-service professionals decide which menu-planning system best meets their needs. The book describes options for meeting the dietary guidelines for food-based menu planning, NuMenus, and Assisted NuMenus; presents information on compliance with nutritional standards; and compares the previous requirements with the new provisions. "Nutrition Power," a comprehensive training initiative to improve the learning readiness and lifelong nutritional health of Wisconsin children, is also described. Information on computer-hardware requirements and USDA-approved software for nutrient analysis is provided. (LMI)
Descriptors: Child Health, Compliance (Legal), Computer Software Selection, Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Regulation, Food Standards, Guidelines, Lunch Programs, Nutrition, Nutrition Instruction, Program Administration
Bureau for Food and Nutrition Services, Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction, P.O. Box 7841, Madison, WI 53707-7841.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Wisconsin State Dept. of Public Instruction, Madison. Bureau for Food and Nutrition Services.
Identifiers - Location: Wisconsin