State law requires that School Meals-meet USDA nutrition standards.
Model School Nutrition Policy
Model nutrition policy requires all reimbursable meals to meet federal USDA nutrition Standard for school meals.
New Jersey Administrative Code 2:36-1.7 Local School Wellness Policy.
(a) The department hereby adopts and incorporates by reference the Dietary Guidelines for Americans and the USDA nutrition Standard for National School Lunch, School Breakfast, and/or After School Snack programs as required by 7 CFR Parts 210, 215, 220, and 245 as the basis for local school wellness policies. Such policies shall regulate the types of food items sold in schools during the school day, outside of the Federal meal programs, such as a la carte sales, vending machines, school stores, and fundraisers.
New Jersey Administrative Code 2:36-1.8 Nutrition Standard.
(a) Nutrition Standard established by the Department for meals served under the National School Lunch, School Breakfast, and After School Snack Programs or as mandated by N.J.S.A. 18A:33-4 shall be identical to those established in the USDA regulations at 7 CFR 210.10 and 220.8. These Federal regulations are adopted herein by reference.