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Revised ARM Sections Have Been Posted and Released

Published: 45 days ago
" Guidance changes and clarifications were made to multiple sections in the ARM.
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Guidance changes and clarifications were made to the following:
• Section 7, Breakfast Meals
• Section 8, Lunch Meals
• Section 10, Afterschool Snacks & Meals
• Section 17, Procurement
• Section 17b, Buy American
• Section 19, Meal Pricing
• Section 22, Competitive Foods

In addition, typos that do not affect the guidance were corrected in the following:
• Section 17, Procurement

Update Guide sections located at the beginning of each ARM section provide more information about the topics addressed in each release. You can find the ARM here
Please replace any previous versions of the above sections that you may have saved.

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