The Student Nutrition Program Nutrition Guidelines help schools provide nutritious breakfast, morning meals, lunch and/or snacks to children and youth. The guidelines provide information on what food and beverages you can serve, how to plan your program menu and how to budget for your program.

Learn more about the Nutrition Guidelines by checking out the Nutrition Guidelines Pocket Guide (FR) and online learning modules.


Menu Planning

Learn how to put together a program menu.

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Reading Food Labels

Understand food labels on packaged food and beverages.



Gather a list of recipes for your school snack or breakfast program.


Buying Food

Check out these various buying options that suit your program needs.