Prepared for food manufacturers, this publication contains instructions for calculating the contribution that a meat or poultry product makes toward the meal pattern requirements of child nutrition programs. It also contains instructions on how to apply for and obtain the approval for a label containing a child nutrition statement. These procedures supersede all other instructions, written or oral, that the Food and Nutrition Service of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) may have provided. Procedures outlined in the manual apply only to meat and poultry products under the USDA Federal Meat and Poultry Inspection Program administered by the Food Safety and Inspection Service. In addition to information concerning meat and poultry, the publication includes some information about vegetables, bread, and fruit. Selected yield data for commonly used foods are provided, as are sample child nutrition label statements. (RH)
Child Nutrition Labeling Program; Child Nutrition Programs; Poultry; Program Requirements; Protein
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Food and Nutrition Service (USDA), Washington, DC.