USDA Requirements

USDA directed requirements included:

Daily:
Larger servings of fruits and vegetables (students must take one serving)

Weekly:
¾ cup orange or red vegetable, and
At least ½ cup of each:
Dark green vegetable, starchy vegetable (green peas, corn, white potatoes), dried beans/legumes
More whole grains (at least half of grains)
Limit total amounts of meat/meat alternatives and grain portions
Milk offerings:  Limited to 1% or fat free
Minimum and maximum calorie levels are now based upon age

Other Standards: trans fat free, low in saturated fat, and less sodium over the next 10 years

Students are now  required to have ½ cup fruit or vegetable on their tray for it to count as a full meal.  Anything less than a full meal is charged as individual items.