CNCentral is approved by USDA for use in certification of compliance with the National School Lunch Program meal pattern requirements. The link below is to the USDA website listing all approved tools for use in certification of menu compliance.
Please note that CNCentral is not a USDA approved nutrient analysis software used to conduct nutrient analyses for an Administrative Review. In addition, the recipe functionality for calculation of meal pattern contributions (crediting amounts) is being provided as a convenience to users for informational purposes only. This feature has not been approved by USDA and it is the responsibility of the user to validate that all calculations related to meal pattern contributions are correct.