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After School Care Program Snacks

 

National School Lunch Program

Meal Pattern

Snack Program

Children 

1 and 2 years

Children

3 through 5    years

6 through 18 years 6

(Select 2 different components from the 4 listed)

     

Milk, fluid

1/2 cup

1/2 cup

1 cup

Meat or meat alternate 4

1/2 ounce

1/2 ounce 

1 ounce

Juice or fruit or vegetable 5

1/2 cup

1/2 cup

3/4 cup

Bread and/or cereal, enriched or whole grain

Bread or 

Cereal: Cold dry or 

Hot cooked

                            

1/2 slice 

1/4 cup 1

1/4 cup

1/2 slice

1/3 cup 2

1/4 cup

1 slice 

3/4 cup 3

1/2 cup

1 1/4 cup (volume) or 1/3 ounce (weight), whichever is less.

2 1/3 cup (volume) or 1/2 ounce (weight), whichever is less.

3 3/4 cup (volume) or 1 ounce (weight), whichever is less.

4 Yogurt may be used as a meat/meat alternate. You may serve 4 ounces (weight) or 1/2 cup (volume) of plain, or sweetened and flavored yogurt to fulfill the equivalent of 1 ounce of the meat/meat alternate component. For younger children, 2 ounces (weight) or 1/4 cup (volume) may fulfill the equivalent of 1/2 ounce of the meat/meat alternate requirement.

5Juice may not be served when milk is served as the only other component.

6It is recommended that older children (ages 13-18) be offered larger portions.

CAUTION: Children under 5 are at the highest risk of choking. USDA recommends that any nuts and/or seeds be served to them in a prepared food and be ground or finely chopped.