• In June 1995, the School Meals Initiative (SMI) and Public Law 104-149 amended the Federal Regulations 7 CFR Parts 210 and 220 establishing the National School Lunch and School Breakfast Programs nutrition standards and

    incorporating the Dietary Guidelines for Americans. In June 2000, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) final rule was issued updating the SMI menu planning approaches. School Food Authorities (SFA) are

    required to implement SMI and must select from the following five approaches for menu planning to meet the nutrition standards:

    •       Nutrient Standard Menu Planning (NSMP)
    •       Assisted Nutrient Standard Menu Planning (ANSMP)
    •       Enhanced Food Based Menu Planning (EFBMP)
    •       Traditional Food Based Menu Planning (TRAD'L)
    •       Alternate Menu Planning including Shaping Health As Partners in Education (SHAPE)

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