State law requires that School Meals-meet USDA nutrition standards.
This site describes Tennessee's school nutrition programs.
Tennessee Administrative Rules and Regulations 0520-01-06-.01 General Regulations
The State Board of Education adopts by reference the Compilation of Federal Regulations at 7 C.F.R. Parts 210 and 220 in their entirety unless otherwise provided herein as the policies and procedures for administration of nutrition programs and services in the state.
Tennessee Code Annotated 49-6-2303. Nutrition Rules and regulations
The commissioner of education shall recommend and the state board of education shall adopt rules that:
(8) Provide that compliance with the Standard and requirements of the federal National School Lunch Act (42 U.S.C. §§ 1751-1769), and the federal Child Nutrition Act of 1966 (42 U.S.C. §§ 1771-1789), shall be deemed compliance with these requirements;