Afterschool Snack Program, Meal Pattern
3 through 5
|6 through 18
|(Select 2 different components from the 4 listed)|
|Milk, fluid||1/2 cup||1/2 cup||1 cup|
|Meat or meat alternate4||1/2 ounce||1/2 ounce||1 ounce|
|Juice or fruit or vegetable5||1/2 cup||1/2 cup||3/4 cup|
|Bread and/or cereal, enriched or whole grain Bread||1/2 slice||1/2 slice||1 slice|
|Cereal: Cold dry||1/4 cup1||1/3 cup2||3/4 cup3|
|Hot cooked||1/4 cup||1/4 cup||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.
5 Juice may not be served when milk is served as the only other component.
6 It 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.