December Program Pointer

Tofu and Soy Yogurt


  • Must be commercially prepared.
    • Non-commercial tofu and soy products are not creditable
  • Crediting Information:
    • 2 oz (1/4 cup) of tofu, containing at least 5 grams of protein = 1.0 oz. meat alternate
  • Creditable and not creditable tofu:
    • CREDITABLE: Firm, extra firm, soft, or silken tofu
      • Tofu products such as links and sausages can only credit when the product has a Child Nutrition (CN) label or Product Formulation Statement (PFS) from manufacturer to document how the product meets CACFP requirements
    • NOT CREDITABLE: Tofu incorporated into drinks, such as smoothies, or other dishes to add texture, such as in baked desserts

Soy Yogurt

  • Crediting Information:
    • 0 fluid oz. (1/2 cup) of soy yogurt= 1.0 oz. meat alternate
  • Creditable yogurt:
    • Plain or flavored, unsweetened or sweetened
    • Commercially prepared fruit and non-fruited yogurt receive the full crediting toward the meat alternate requirement
    • Must meet the USDA sugar requirement of no more the 23 grams of sugar per 6 ounces.