Northeastern School District

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Milk Substitute


The Food and Nutrition Service of the United States Department of Agriculture issued a final ruling regarding the Fluid Milk Substitiutions in the School Nutrition Program (73 FR 52903).  This regulation requires that nondairy beverages offered as fluid milk substitutes be nutritionally equivalent to fluid milk and provide specific levels of calcium, protein, vitamins A and D, magnesium, phosophorus, potassium, riboflavin, and vitamin B-12.  The nutrients cited in the ruling are not required to be present in the milk substitutes offered to students with disabilities, who must be provided a beverage as specified by a physician.