Food Service Operations

Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) has resources available to assist sponsors with menu planning, food production, meal pattern compliance and special dietary needs. Sample forms are also available for use in maintaining records necessary to document compliance with program meal requirements. Resources from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), National Food Service Management Institute (NSFMI) and others are available as links.

U.S. Department of Agriculture Memos
Links to key USDA memos on Food Service Operations are provided below.

 

Food Safety and Sanitation


Meal Patterns

  • Infant Meal Patterns  - 10/29/13
    Meal patterns for infants based upon the Child and Adult Care Food Program.
  • Child Meal Patterns  - 1/25/13
    The child care meal patterns used in the Child and Adult Care Food Program.
  • Adult Meal Patterns  - 1/25/13
    The adult care meal patterns used in the Child and Adult Care Food Program.
  • Afterschool Snack Meal Pattern  - 9/10/12
    Meal pattern requirements for the Afterschool Snack component of the Child and Adult Care Food Program.