The Food Buying Guide for Child Nutrition Programs has information on a wide range of foods in one place that can assist CEs in (1) buying the right amount of food for the number of planned servings and (2) determining the contribution each food makes to a reimbursable. For example, the amount of corn chips (tortilla chips) needed to be creditable or types of acceptable milk substitutes.
- Meat/Meat Alternates
- Other Foods
Revised: January 2008
Food Buying Guide supplements published since the January 2008 revision:
|| Shelf-stable, Dried Snacks Made from Meat, Poultry or Seafood
The National Food Service Management Institute and Team Nutrition have developed an online calculator to be used with the USDA Food Buying Guide. The interactive and simple to use calculator allows child nutrition professionals to build shopping lists of foods from the FBG and determine how much of each item to purchase to provide enough servings for the children in their program. You can find the online calculator by visiting: http://fbg.nfsmi.org/.
One grains/breads serving for commonly available food products can be determined by using Exhibit A.