Rhode Island - School Meals: Federal requirement

Federal Requirement
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State law requires that school meals meet USDA nutrition standards.

Rhode Island Nutrition Requirements 2009 (RINR 2009) Nutrition Criteria for RI School Food Service Programs

1. RINR Minimum Nutrition Criteria for Reimbursable Meals and Snacks

This applies to the School Breakfast Program (SBP), National School Lunch Program (NSLP), and the After School Snack Program.

Sponsors of these child nutrition programs must

  • Meet the current Federal Requirements for each of the respective reimbursable meals and snacks provided , and
  • Exceed the Federal Requirements for all federally reimbursable meals and snacks according to the following criteria.
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