Mississippi - School Meals: Federal requirement

Area: 
Federal Requirement
Policy Type: 
Regulation
Summary: 

State law requires that school meals meet USDA nutrition standards.

Title 7. Part 3. Chapter 38: Healthy and Safe Schools

  1. The Mississippi Department of Education recognizes that:
    • a. A crucial relationship exists between nutrition and health and nutrition and learning. The health and nutrition needs of growing students are met with USDA school meals programs.
    • b. As a minimum, school districts must follow all current and future requirements and recommendations of the USDA National School Lunch Program Meal Patterns and Nutrient Standards.

Title 7. Part 3. Chapter 38: Healthy and Safe Schools

  1. The Mississippi Department of Education intends that:
    • ii. Healthy food preparation.
    • i. Schools shall comply with the existing USDA NSLP/SBP meal pattern requirements.
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