Food Service Operations

Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) has resources available to assist sponsors with menu planning, food production, meal pattern compliance and special dietary needs. Sample forms are also available for use in maintaining records necessary to document compliance with program meal requirements. Resources from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), National Food Service Management Institute (NSFMI) and others are available as links.

U.S. Department of Agriculture Memos
Links to key USDA memos on Food Service Operations are provided below.


Food Safety and Sanitation

Meal Patterns