Nutrition: School Wellness
Menu planning for health
Menu Planning Tools Check out USDA school menu-planning tools
The USDA also provides a Food Buying Guide for School Meal Programs.
A standardized recipe is a quantity recipe that has been prepared and evaluated for use in a specific food preparation establishment. The recipe must be tested multiple times, the ingredients modified and the equipment adjusted so that quality, yield and taste are consistent regardless of who is preparing the item.
Benefits of using standardized recipes include:
- Portion control
- Forecast accuracy
- Consistent production yield
- Cost control
Menu planning, calories and portion sizes practice standards:
The Dietary Managers Association is a national non-profit association that represents more than 14,000 professionals dedicated to the mission of providing optimum nutritional care through foodservice management.