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Meal Component Adjustments for Short and Long Weeks

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Calculations are rounded to nearest 0.5 oz eq and 0.25 cup.
*ONLY applies to schools who regularly operate on a shorter or longer weekly cycle
*Since the dietary specifications are based on average daily amounts, these are unaffected by varying week lengths (average over length of week, whether consisting of 3 to 7 days)
**Due to size of weekly vegetable subgroup requirements, the 20% adjustment is not practical.  Therefore, adjustments are primarily made to the "Additional Vegetable" category only-which in turn allows increased or decreased offering amounts of any of the subgroups to meet this requirement.

Three Day School Week Meal Component Adjustments

BREAKFAST

3-day School

Grades K-5

Weekly (daily)

Grades 6-8

Weekly (daily)

Grades 9-12

Weekly (daily)

Grades K-12

Weekly (daily)

Fruits (cups) 3 (1) 3 (1) 3 (1) 3 (1)
Grains (oz eq) 4 (1) 5 (1) 5.5 (1) 5.5 (1)
Fluid Milk (cups) 3 (1) 3 (1) 3 (1) 3 (1)

 

LUNCH

3-day School

Grades K-5

Weekly (daily)

Grades 6-8

Weekly (daily)

Grades K-8

Weekly (daily)

Grades 9-12

Weekly (daily)

Fruits (cups)

1.5 (0.5)

1.5 (0.5) 1.5 (0.5) 3 (1)
Vegetables (cups) 2.25 (0.75) 2.25 (0.75) 2.25 (0.75) 3 (1)
Dark Green 0.5 0.5 0.5 0.5
Red/Orange 0.5 0.5 0.5 1
Beans/Peas (Legumes) 0.5 0.5 0.5 0.5
Starchy 0.5 0.5 0.5 0.5
Other 0.25 0.25 0.25 0.5
Additional Veg to Reach Total 0 0 0 0
Grains (oz eq) 5 (1) 5 (1) 5 (1) 6 (2)
Meat/Meat Alts (oz eq) 5 (1) 5.5 (1) 5.5 (1) 6 (2)
Fluid Milk (cups) 3 (1) 3 (1) 3 (1) 3 (1)

 

Four Day School Week Meal Component Adjustments

BREAKFAST

4-day School

Grades K-5

Weekly (daily)

Grades 6-8

Weekly (daily)

Grades 9-12

Weekly (daily)

Grades K-12

Weekly (daily)

Fruits (cups) 4 (1) 4 (1) 4 (1) 4 (1)
Grains (oz eq) 5.5 (1) 6.5 (1) 7 (1) 7 (1)
Fluid Milk (cups) 4 (1) 4 (1) 4 (1) 4 (1)

 

LUNCH

4-day School

Grades K-5

Weekly (daily)

Grades 6-8

Weekly (daily)

Grades K-8

Weekly (daily)

Grades 9-12

Weekly (daily)

Fruits (cups)

2 (0.5)

2 (0.5) 2 (0.5) 4 (1)
Vegetables (cups) 3 (0.75) 3 (0.75) 3 (0.75) 4 (1)
Dark Green 0.5 0.5 0.5 0.5
Red/Orange 0.75 0.75 0.75 1.25
Beans/Peas (Legumes) 0.5 0.5 0.5 0.5
Starchy 0.5 0.5 0.5 0.5
Other 0.5 0.5 0.5 0.75
Additional Veg to Reach Total 0.25 0.25 0.25 0.5
Grains (oz eq) 6.5 (1) 6.5 (1) 6.5 (1) 8 (2)
Meat/Meat Alts (oz eq) 6.5 (1) 7 (1) 7 (1) 8 (2)
Fluid Milk (cups) 4 (1) 4 (1) 4 (1) 4 (1)

 

Six Day School Week Meal Component Adjustments

BREAKFAST

6-day School

Grades K-5

Weekly (daily)

Grades 6-8

Weekly (daily)

Grades 9-12

Weekly (daily)

Grades K-12

Weekly (daily)

Fruits (cups) 6 (1) 6 (1) 6 (1) 6 (1)
Grains (oz eq) 8.5 (1) 9.5 (1) 11 (1) 11 (1)
Fluid Milk (cups) 6 (1) 6 (1) 6 (1) 6 (1)

 

LUNCH

6-day School

Grades K-5

Weekly (daily)

Grades 6-8

Weekly (daily)

Grades K-8

Weekly (daily)

Grades 9-12

Weekly (daily)

Fruits (cups)

3 (0.5)

3 (0.5) 3 (0.5) 6 (1)
Vegetables (cups) 4.5 (0.75) 4.5 (0.75) 4.5 (0.75) 6 (1)
Dark Green 0.5 0.5 0.5 0.5
Red/Orange 0.75 0.75 0.75 1.25
Beans/Peas (Legumes) 0.5 0.5 0.5 0.5
Starchy 0.5 0.5 0.5 0.5
Other 0.5 0.5 0.5 0.75
Additional Veg to Reach Total 1.75 1.75 1.75 2.5
Grains (oz eq) 9.5 (1) 9.5 (1) 9.5 (1) 12 (2)
Meat/Meat Alts (oz eq) 9.5 (1) 11 (1) 11 (1) 12 (2)
Fluid Milk (cups) 6 (1) 6 (1) 6 (1) 6 (1)

 

Seven Day School Week Meal Component Adjustments

BREAKFAST

7-day School

Grades K-5

Weekly (daily)

Grades 6-8

Weekly (daily)

Grades 9-12

Weekly (daily)

Grades K-12

Weekly (daily)

Fruits (cups) 7 (1) 7 (1) 7 (1) 7 (1)
Grains (oz eq) 10 (1) 11 (1) 12.5 (1) 12.5 (1)
Fluid Milk (cups) 7 (1) 7 (1) 7 (1) 7 (1)

 

LUNCH

7-day School

Grades K-5

Weekly (daily)

Grades 6-8

Weekly (daily)

Grades K-8

Weekly (daily)

Grades 9-12

Weekly (daily)

Fruits (cups)

3.5 (0.5)

3.5 (0.5) 3.5 (0.5) 7 (1)
Vegetables (cups) 5.25 (0.75) 5.25 (0.75) 5.25 (0.75) 7 (1)
Dark Green 0.5 0.5 0.5 0.5
Red/Orange 0.75 0.75 0.75 1.25
Beans/Peas (Legumes) 0.5 0.5 0.5 0.5
Starchy 0.5 0.5 0.5 0.5
Other 0.5 0.5 0.5 0.75
Additional Veg to Reach Total 2.5 2.5 2.5 3.5
Grains (oz eq) 11 (1) 11 (1) 11 (1) 14 (2)
Meat/Meat Alts (oz eq) 11 (1) 12.5 (1) 12.5 (1) 14 (2)
Fluid Milk (cups) 7 (1) 7 (1) 7 (1) 7 (1)

 

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