State law requires that School Meals-meet USDA nutrition standards.
Iowa Code 283A.2 School Lunch and Breakfast Programs
. A school district shall operate or provide for the operation of lunch programs at all attendance centers in the district. A school district may operate or provide for the operation of school breakfast programs at all attendance centers in the district, or provide access to a school breakfast program at an alternative site to students who wish to participate in a school breakfast program. The programs shall provide students with nutritionally adequate meals and shall be operated in compliance with the rules of the state board of education and pertinent federal law and regulation. The school lunch program shall be provided for all students in each district who attend public school four or more hours each school day and wish to participate in a school lunch program. School districts may provide school breakfast and lunch programs for other students.
Summer Food Service Program Waiver Implementation Q&A
Document detailing food requirements for NSLP and SFSP in Iowa.