A meat plan (fig. 7-6), also called a meat block
will enable you to balance the use of expensive,
shows the number of times the various types of meat
moderately expensive, and inexpensive meat items.
(including breakfast meats), fish, poultry, and cheese are
Construction. The menu planner uses past menus
to be used each week on the cycle menu. This planned
that have known acceptability, the inventories of stocks
usage is directly related to the relative costs of these
on hand, and the Federal Supply Catalog, Federal
items, their relative popularity, and their availability. A
Supply Group 89, Subsistence, as guides for developing
planned pattern of usage during the cycle menu period
the meat plan. When the meats have been chosen, they
Figure 7-6.-Sample meat plan.