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What must be served for meals to qualify?

To qualify for reimbursement, meals must meet specific meal pattern requirements and must contain the required quantities of each component.

The four meal components are:  milk; vegetable, fruit, or juice; grains or bread; and meat or meat alternate.

  • Breakfast – milk; vegetable, fruit, or juice; grain or bread
  • Lunch and Supper – milk; two different vegetables and/or fruits; meat or meat alternative; grain or bread
  • Snack – Any two of the four components

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