This 9-part section of “Making it Count” begins with an Meal Pattern of the School Lunch Program, and then focuses on USDA Meal Pattern Requirements, including foo
d components, portions and servings, Dietary Specifications, and how to Identify a Reimbursable Lunch in Offer versus Serve and Serve Only settings (Note: RWPS is a K-12 Offer versus Serve School District).

Meal Pattern Requirements - Part 1

Meal Pattern Requirements - Part 2

Identify A Reimbursable Lunch Part 1

Identify A Reimbursable Lunch Part 2

Dietary Specifications

Special Dietary Needs


Make The Food Count As The Right Component

Making the Portion Count

Making It Count As An Offer Versus Serve Reimbursable Meal

Making Healthier Food Choices


Certificate of Completion for Dietary Specifications

Certificate of Completion for Lunch