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Rules and Regulations
Vol. 67, No. 102
Tuesday, May 28, 2002
DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE
Food and Nutrition Service
7 CFR Parts 210, 220, and 226
Amendments to the Child Nutrition
Infant Meal Pattern
AGENCY: Food and Nutrition Service,
ACTION: Final rule.
SUMMARY: The Food and Nutrition
Service is issuing final regulations
amending the meal pattern for infants
less than 12 months of age in the
National School Lunch Program, the
School Breakfast Program, and the Child
and Adult Care Food Program. These
regulations finalize provisions of an
interim rule, published on November
15, 1999, which eliminated the option
of serving whole cow’s milk to infants
less than one year of age, allowed
reimbursement for meals containing
only breastmilk, and amended the Child
and Adult Care Food Program’s
definition of infant formula.
This final rule also incorporates
revisions to reflect the comments we
received to the interim rule, clarifies
when an optional food component is
required under the infant meal pattern,
and clarifies information in the meal
pattern tables that have appeared in two
previous rulemakings. We have made
these changes to ensure that the infant
meal pattern used in the Child Nutrition
Programs conforms to current scientific
evidence about infant feeding practices,
and to ensure that all of the information
about meal requirements is correct.
EFFECTIVE DATE: June 27, 2002.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms.
Melissa Rothstein, 3101 Park Center
Drive, Room 640, Alexandria, Virginia
22302; or (703) 305–2590; or