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§ 15558. Requirements for Nutritionally Adequate Lunch.

5 CA ADC § 15558BARCLAYS OFFICIAL CALIFORNIA CODE OF REGULATIONS

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Title 5. Education
Division 1. California Department of Education
Chapter 15. Child Nutrition Programs
Subchapter 1. Food Sales, Food Service, and Nutrition Education
Article 4. School Lunch and Breakfast Programs
5 CCR § 15558
§ 15558. Requirements for Nutritionally Adequate Lunch.
(a) A nutritionally adequate lunch shall contain components that meet the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) National School Lunch Program requirements for a five-day school week that is contained in 7 Code of Federal Regulations section 210.10(c) as amended by 83 FR 63775, December 12, 2018, which is hereby incorporated by reference, as set forth in the following tables:
Amount of Fooda per Week (Minimum per Day)
Food
Grades K - 5
Grades 6 - 8
Grades 9 - 12
Fruits (cups)b
2 1/2 (1/2)
2 1/2 (1/2)
5(1)
Vegetables (cups)b
3 3/4 (3/4)
3 3/4 (3/4)
5(1)
Dark Greenc
1/2
1/2
1/2
Red/Orangec
3/4
3/4
1 1/4
Beans/Peas (Legumes)c
1/2
1/2
1/2
Starchyc
1/2
1/2
1/2
Other Vegetablesc,d
1/2
1/2
3/4
Additional Vegetables
to Reach Totale
1
1
1 1/2
Grains (ounce equivalents)f
8-9 (1)*
8-10 (1)*
10-12 (2)*
Meats/Meat Alternatives
(ounce equivalents)f
8-10 (1)*
9-10 (1)*
10-12 (2)*
Fluid milk (cups)g
5 (1)
5 (1)
5 (1)
*U.S. Department of Agriculture has lifted the weekly maximums for grain and meat/meat alternates. The daily and weekly minimums for grains and meat/meat alternates still apply. The maximum are used as a guide for menu planning purposes only.
a Food items included in each group and subgroup and amount equivalents as outlined in the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Buying Guide.
b One quarter cup of dried fruit counts as one half cup of fruit; one cup of leafy greens counts as one half cup of vegetables. No more than half of the fruit or vegetable offerings may be in the form of juice. All juice must be 100 percent full-strength. The minimum creditable serving for a fruit or vegetable is at least one eighth cup.
c Larger amounts of these vegetables may be served.
d This category consists of “Other Vegetables” as defined in 7 Code of Federal Regulations section 210.10(c)(2)(iii)(E) as amended by 83 FR 63775, December 12, 2018, which is hereby incorporated by reference. For the purposes of the National School Lunch Program, the “Other Vegetables” requirement may be met with any additional amounts from the dark green, red/orange, and beans/peas (legumes) vegetable subgroups as defined in 7 Code of Federal Regulations section 210.10(c)(2)(iii) as amended by 83 FR 63775, December 12, 2018, which is hereby incorporated by reference.
e Any vegetable subgroup may be offered to meet the total weekly vegetable requirement.
f At least half of the grains offered weekly must be whole grain rich and the remaining grains items must be enriched. The minimum creditable serving for a grain, a meat, or a meat alternate is at least one quarter ounce equivalent.
g All fluid milk must be low-fat (one percent fat or less) or fat-free (skim). Milk may be unflavored or flavored, provided that unflavored milk is offered at each meal service.
Other Specifications: Daily Amount Based on the Average for a 5-Day Week that is contained in 7 Code of Federal Regulations section 210.10(c) as amended by 83 FR 63775, December 12, 2018, which is hereby incorporated by reference.
Dietary Specifications
Grades K - 5
Grades 6 - 8
Grades 9 - 12
Min-Max Calories
(kcal)h
550-650
600-700
750-850
Saturated Fat (percent
of total calories)h
Less than
Less than
Less than
10 percent
10 percent
10 percent
Target 1 Sodium
(milligrams)h,i
Less than or
Less than or
Less than or
equal to
equal to
equal to
1,230 mg
1,360 mg
1,420 mg
Target 2 Sodium
(milligrams)
Less than or
Less than or
Less than or
equal to
equal to
equal to
935 mg
1,035 mg
1,080 mg
Trans Fath
Nutrition
Nutrition
Nutrition
label of
label of
label of
manufacturer
manufacturer
manufacturer
specifications
specifications
specifications
must indicate
must indicate
must indicate
zero grams of
zero grams of
zero grams of
trans fat per
trans fat per
trans fat per
serving
serving
serving
h Discretionary sources of calories (solid fats and added sugars) may be added to the meal pattern if within the specifications for calories, saturated fat, trans fat, and sodium. Food products and ingredients must contain zero grams of trans fat (less than 0.5 grams) per serving.
i Sodium Target 1 is effective through June 30, 2024. Sodium Target 2 is effective July 1, 2024 and is contained in 7 Code of Federal Regulations section 210.10(f)(3) as amended by 83 FR 63775, December 12, 2018, which is hereby incorporated by reference.
Note: Authority cited: Sections 33031, 49531 and 49531.1 Education Code. Reference: 7 C.F.R. section 210.10.
HISTORY
1. Amendment of section heading and section and new Note filed 9-26-2019; operative 1-1-2020 (Register 2019, No. 39).
This database is current through 11/19/21 Register 2021, No. 47
5 CCR § 15558, 5 CA ADC § 15558
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