Team Nutrition Training Grants for School Meal Recipe Development

Current Closing Date for Applications: Apr 03, 2020

Estimated Total Program Funding:$5,200,000

Award Ceiling:$300,000

The Fiscal Year (FY) 2020 Team Nutrition Training Grant for School Meal Recipe Development will support States in understanding, developing, and using standardized recipes within the School Meal Programs. Using grant funds, States will be able to develop nutritious and tasty recipes that incorporate local agricultural products and appeal to students’ taste preferences. States will build their capacity to standardize recipes, show how standardized recipes credit towards school meal pattern requirements, and assist School Food Authorities in engaging students in menu development. Standardized recipes are critical to the success of school meals because they provide consistent results in quality, quantity, and nutrient contribution, while helping to reduce food waste and food costs. FNS intends to share the recipes States develop under this grant via the FNS Team Nutrition website and the Institute of Child Nutrition’s online resource center known as the Child Nutrition Recipe Box. Only State agencies that administer the USDA’s School Breakfast Program (SBP) or National School Lunch Program (NSLP) may submit an application in response to this solicitation. Each State may submit only one application.

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