This information is provided to assist State agencies, school food authorities, and local schools with the selection of a software program that has been USDA-approved for nutrient analyses required in the school meal programs.
Only USDA-approved nutrient analysis software may be used to conduct nutrient analyses for an Administrative Review. Software approved by USDA for nutrient analysis may also be used for:
- nutrient analysis portion of six cent certification (certification of compliance) for lunch;
- nutrient analysis portion of six cent certification (certification of compliance) for breakfast; and
- nutrient analysis of recipes to ensure compliance with Smart Snack standards.
may be used. Many of the software approved for use with nutrient analysis are also approved for menu planning (certification of compliance).