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Afterschool Snack Meal Pattern

Select 2 of the 4 components for a reimbursable snack.

Food Components and Food Items1 Children Ages 1 and 2 Children Ages 3-5 Children Ages 6-121

Milk

Fluid milk

 

4 fl oz (1/2 cup)

 

4 fl oz (1/2 cup)

 

8 fl oz (1 cup)

Vegetable or Fruit2, 9

Juice2, 9, fruit, and/or vegetable

 

1/2 cup

 

1/2 cup 

 

3/4 cup

Grains/Breads3, 4

Bread or

Cornbread or biscuit or roll or muffin or

Cold dry cereal4 or

Cooked cereal grains or

Cooked pasta or noodles

 

1/2 slice

1/2 serving

1/4 cup or 1/3 oz4

1/4 cup

1/4 cup

 

1/2 slice

1/2 serving

1/3 cup or 1/2 oz4

1/4 cup

1/4 cup

 

1 slice

1 serving

3/4 cup or 1 oz4

1/2 cup

1/2 cup

Meat/Meat Alternate5, 6, 7

Lean meat or poultry or fish5 or

Alternate protein products6or

Cheese or

Egg (large) or

Cooked dry beans or peas or

Peanut or other nut or seed butters or

Nuts and/or seeds7or

Yogurt8

 

1/2 oz

1/2 oz

1/2 oz

1/2 large egg

1/8 cup

1 Tbsp

1/2 oz7

2 oz or 1/4 cup

 

1/2 oz

1/2 oz

1/2 oz

1/2 large egg

1/8 cup

1 Tbsp

1/2 oz7

2 oz or 1/4 cup

 

1 oz

1 oz

1 oz

1/2 large egg

1/4 cup

2 Tbsp

1 oz

4 oz or 1/2 cup

1 Children age 12 and older may be served larger portions based on their greater food needs. They may not be served less than the minimum quantities listed in this column.

2 Full strength vegetable and/or fruit juice or an equivalent quantity of any combination of vegetable(s), fruit(s), and juice.

3 Grains/Breads must be whole-grain or enriched, or made from whole-grain or enriched fl our or meal that may include bran and/or germ. Cereal must be whole-grain, enriched, or fortified.

4 Either volume (cup) or weight (oz), whichever is less.

5 A serving consists of the edible portion of cooked lean meat or poultry or fish.

6 Alternate protein products must meet requirements in Appendix A of 7 CFR Part 210.

7 Nuts and seeds are generally not recommended to be served to children ages 1-3 since they present a choking hazard. If served, nuts and seeds should be fi nely minced.

8 Yogurt may be plain or fl avored, unsweetened, or sweetened – commercially prepared.

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

 

Updated December 2007

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  1. mail:
    U.S. Department of Agriculture
    Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
    1400 Independence Avenue, SW
    Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; or
  2. fax:
    (833) 256-1665 or (202) 690-7442; or
  3. email:
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