Nutrition: School Wellness

Menu Planning for Health

Menu Planning ToolsUSDA school menu planning tools you can use

USDA Guide on How to Buy Fresh Fruits
USDA Guide on How to Buy Fresh Vegetables

Standardized Recipes
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

For more information:

Menu planning, Calories, and Portion sizes Practice Standards:
The Dietary Managers Association is a national not-for-profit association that represents more than 14,000 professionals dedicated to the mission of providing optimum nutritional care through foodservice management.

Updated Wednesday, October 08, 2014 at 11:37AM