The United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA’s) Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) on February 7, 2023 published in the Federal Register its proposed rule (here and attached) revising the meal patterns and nutrition requirements for the National School Lunch Program and the School Breakfast Program to align them with the 2020 ‘‘Dietary Guidelines for Americans,’’ as required by the Richard B. Russell National School Lunch Act. In addition, FNS is merging "Buy American Provision in the National School Lunch and School Breakfast Programs" (0584-AE91), which was listed as a long-term rule on the Fall 2021 Regulatory Agenda. USDA’s announcement of the proposed rule and additional resources regarding the current and proposed rule can be found here. Comments are due April 10.
This memorandum provides an overview of the rule and takes key information about specific components of the rule directly from the Federal Register notice.
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