- Offer versus serve
Offer versus serve refers to the option children may be given to refuse up to two items offered as part of a federally subsidized school lunch or breakfast without the meal service operation losing the federal reimbursement for the meal. Enacted to reduce plate waste, which, some contended, was exacerbated by forcing children to take items they did not want as part of a meal in order for the meal to qualify for a federal subsidy.
- National School Lunch Act
- School meal
- This article incorporates public domain material from the Congressional Research Service document "Report for Congress: Agriculture: A Glossary of Terms, Programs, and Laws, 2005 Edition" by Jasper Womach.
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