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Nutrition Analysis

In accordance with the State Board of Education North Carolina Department of Public Instruction Agreement to Administer the Federally-funded School Nutrition Program(s), public and charter schools are required conduct nutritional analysis of school menus annually to determine on-going compliance with regulatory requirements for the nutrient content of school breakfast and lunch meals.  The analysis shall be conducted based upon one week of menus planned in October, demonstrating that they meet the USDA nutrient standards for calories, saturated fat, trans fat and sodium for the appropriate age/grade group. The School Nutrition Services Section of the Department of Public Instruction monitors the progress of each local school food authority toward achieving the nutrition standards and provides technical assistance and continuing education as needed to assist local administrative units in implementing and achieving the nutrition standards set forth by USDA.

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