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USDA/FNS RIN: 0584-AE81 Publication ID: Fall 2021 
Title: Child Nutrition Programs: Temporary Standards for Milk, Whole Grains, and Sodium  
Abstract:

This final rule seeks to provide short-term certainty regarding nutritional standards in the operations of the National School Lunch Program and School Breakfast Program as well as within the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) and the Special Milk Program (SMP) for operators returning to operations after the COVID-19 pandemic. The final rule will implement a meal pattern standard for School Years (SY) 2022-2023 and 2023-2024. Schools typically make menu planning, procurement, and contract decisions well in advance of the school year, and they need ample lead time and support to implement regulatory requirements. USDA will also invite comments on the whole grain-rich, sodium, and flavored milk requirements, as well as any other meal pattern changes that may be needed. FNS will seek comment in preparation for a new science-based proposed rule for subsequent school years to align with the 2020-2025 Dietary Guidelines for Americans.

 

 
Agency: Department of Agriculture(USDA)  Priority: Economically Significant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Final Rule Stage 
Major: Yes  Unfunded Mandates: No 
CFR Citation: 7 CFR 210.10    7 CFR 210.11    7 CFR 215.7a    7 CFR 220.8    7 CFR 226.20    ...     (To search for a specific CFR, visit the Code of Federal Regulations.)
Legal Authority: 42 U.S.C. 1758, sec. 9 (f)(1)   
Legal Deadline:  None
Timetable:
Action Date FR Cite
Final Rule (0584-AE84)  11/24/2020  85 FR 74847   
NPRM  11/25/2020  85 FR 75241   
NPRM Comment Period End  12/28/2020 
Final Rule and request for comment on new rule to be proposed, as discussed in abstract above  01/00/2022 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No  Government Levels Affected: State 
Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Related RINs: Related to 0584-AE88 
Agency Contact:
Michael DePiro
Department of Agriculture
Food and Nutrition Service
1320 Braddock Place,
Alexandria, VA 22314
Phone:703 305-2876
Email: michael.depiro@usda.gov

Maureen Lydon
Department of Agriculture
Food and Nutrition Service
1320 Braddock Place,
Alexandria, VA 22314
Phone:703 457-7713
Email: maureen.lydon@usda.gov