Date: January 21,
To: Special Nutrition Program Contractors
Subject: Meat Versus Protein Fact Sheet
Attached is a new fact sheet which clarifies the difference between meat and protein and its impact on the meal pattern requirements. It is important to remember that the terms meat and protein are not synonymous and that meal pattern requirements specify the meat/meat alternate component in terms of lean cooked meat, not protein.
Please contact this office if you have questions concerning this fact sheet.
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