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Does anyone know if there are federal requirements for what a school can serve our children for lunch?

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StephanieM0115

Asked by StephanieM0115 at 8:37 PM on Dec. 16, 2008 in School-Age Kids (5-8)

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  • Yes there are. You'll have to look it up under your state. But as for IL, I do know that there are specific requirements, sent down by the government that schools are allowed to serve and not allowed to serve and how much.
    TheDiva320

    Answer by TheDiva320 at 8:39 PM on Dec. 16, 2008

  • state government controls that, not federal.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 8:43 PM on Dec. 16, 2008

  • Can anyone tell me about Washington State then?
    StephanieM0115

    Answer by StephanieM0115 at 8:45 PM on Dec. 16, 2008

  • Here's a link to check it out:
    http://www.washingtonsna.org/
    TheDiva320

    Answer by TheDiva320 at 8:46 PM on Dec. 16, 2008

  • You can also try this one:
    http://www.schoolnutrition.org/Content.aspx?id=574
    TheDiva320

    Answer by TheDiva320 at 8:47 PM on Dec. 16, 2008

  • Ye sdepends on age. Also the amounts I believe in ca it is 4 oz of meat 4 oz of fruit & veggies, bread is 2 oz and milk is 6 oz. But in ca the child serves them self and so they can get as little and as much as they want. But it needs to be offered to them.
    moma22angels

    Answer by moma22angels at 12:25 AM on Dec. 17, 2008

  • I send lunches to school with my kids because of what they serve here. They argued with me that ketchup is a serving of veggies!! That was the last time my kids will eat school lunches!
    san3

    Answer by san3 at 11:34 AM on Dec. 17, 2008

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