State law recommends providing whole grains according to USDA standards or otherwise incorporates federal language relaxing the school meal standards.
North Carolina Administrative Code 16-06H.0113 Nutrition Standard for elementary schools
A minimum of one daily serving of whole grain products will be offered; whole grain foods will be increased gradually to a minimum of eight servings per week as market availability of whole grain products increases to supply menu needs. Efforts to meet the daily target of whole grain foods will be contingent upon market availability.
Policy CHNU-002: Nutrition Standard for Elementary Schools
Board policy addresses whole grains as part of school meal Standard for elementary school meals.