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Nutrition Standards in School Meal Pattern Requirements - Sample Menus

Please Note:


The Sample menus provided are not mandatory Pennsylania Department of Education menus and schools are not required to use them.  These menus were developed by school food service staff participating in menu planning sessions held during our summer 2012 HHFKA New School Meal Pattern training series. These menus are sample menus to be used a a guide to assist with menu planning that meet the new meal pattern requirements effective July 2012.

If you do choose to implement and utilize these sample menus, please be aware that:

  • it is your responsibility to ensure the products, ingredients and recipes you use meet the same meal components as indicated in the sample menus.

  • if you change or substitue products, ingredients or recipes or do not utilize the week sample menu as planned, it is your responsibility  to recalculate the component requirements to ensure they meet the new meal pattern requirements.

These files are provided in Microsoft Excel - XLS and XLSX and Adobe PDF Format.

PDE - DFN - Meal Pattern Requirements Sample Menus  
PDE - DFN - Meal Pattern Requirements Menu Planning Tools  
  Name
MS Excel Documents Menu Planning Tool K - 8th.xls
Non Indexed Files Menu Planning Tool K - 5th.xlsx
MS Excel Documents Menu Planning Tool 9th - 12th.xls
MS Excel Documents Menu Planning Tool 7 Day K - 8th.xls
MS Excel Documents Menu Planning Tool 7 Day 9th - 12th.xls
Non Indexed Files Menu Planning Tool 6th - 8th.xlsx
PDE - DFN - Meal Pattern Requirements - Recipes  
  Name
PDF Documents Deli Bar.pdf
PDF Documents Fruit Bar.pdf
Non Indexed Files Fruit Recipe.docx
PDF Documents Fruit Recipe.pdf
PDF Documents Salad Bar.pdf