Ingredient Guide for Better School Food Purchasing

This guide is a science-based tool created primarily by school nutrition professionals, for school nutrition professionals, in partnership with Center for Science in the Public Interest. It is a resource for school food leaders and manufacturers alike who are committed to improving the overall quality, nutritional value, and safety of food provided to all students in every school. A guiding principle behind the development of this document is that our nation’s school nutrition professionals should be empowered to choose what works best for their school food programs according to the unique needs of their community.

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