Montana State University
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Nutrition Criteria for Recipes

Recipes must be:

  • Low in:
    • Added sugar
    • Total fat
    • Trans fat
    • Sodium
  • High in:
    • At least one of the following: vitamin A, vitamin C, calcium, iron, or fiber
    • Whole grains (if the recipe contains grains)

Recipes must also:

  • Use low cost, readily available ingredients
  • Be able to be prepared relatively quickly

For the full set of criteria, click here.