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Meal Service (mealService)


Definitions

Source: Handbooks
A meal or food service offered by the education institution.


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Meal Menu Planning Approach Type

Meal Menu Planning Approach Type

Source: Handbooks
The type of menu planning approach used to plan healthful and appealing meals for the student body.

Code Set:

  • Alternate menu planning approach - This menu planning approach allows states and school districts to develop their own innovative approaches to menu planning, subject to the guidelines established in our regulations.
  • Assisted nutrient standard menu planning approach - Sometimes called "Assisted NuMenus" is a variation of Nutrient Standard Menu Planning. It is for schools that lack the techincal resources to conduct nutrient analysis themselves. Instead, schools have an outside source, such as another school district, State agency or a consultant, plan and analyze a menu based on local needs and preferences. The outside source also provides schools with recipes and product specifications to support the menus.
  • Enhanced food-based menu planning approach - A variation of the Traditional Menu Planning Approach. It is designed to increase calories from low-fat food sources in order to meet the Dietary Guidelines. The five food components are retained, but the component quantities for the weekly servings of vegetables and fruits and grains/breads are increased.
  • Nutrient standard menu planning approach - Sometimes called "NuMenus", a computer based menu planning system that uses approved computer software to analyze the specific nutrient content of menu items automatically while menus are being planned. It is designed to assist menu planners in choosing food items that create nutritious meals and meet the nutrient standards.
  • Other - N/A
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Meal Service

Meal Service

Source: Handbooks
The particular meal or food service associated with a transaction.

Code Set:

  • Breakfast - N/A
  • Lunch - N/A
  • Milk - N/A
  • Snack - N/A
  • Supper - N/A
Meal Service Components

Meal Service Components

Source: Handbooks
The components of the meal service.

Code Set:

  • Bread - N/A
  • Fruit - N/A
  • Meat - N/A
  • Milk - N/A
  • Vegetable - N/A
Meal Service End Time

Meal Service End Time

Source: Handbooks
The time the meal service ends. If there are different meal service end times this would be the final end time.

Code Set:

  • No option list available - N/A
Meal Service Start Time

Meal Service Start Time

Source: Handbooks
The time the meal service starts. If there are different meal service start times this would be the first start time.

Code Set:

  • No option list available - N/A


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National Center for Education Statistics - http://nces.ed.gov
U.S. Department of Education