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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

USDA Nondiscrimination Statement

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To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at: http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:

(1)     mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture
         Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
         1400 Independence Avenue, SW
         Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;

(2)     fax: (202) 690-7442; or

(3)     email: program.intake@usda.gov.

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

 

For Nondiscrimination Statement translations, click here.

Los demás programas de asistencia nutricional del FNS, las agencias estatales y locales, y sus beneficiarios secundarios, deben publicar el siguiente Aviso de No Discriminación:

De conformidad con la Ley Federal de Derechos Civiles y los reglamentos y políticas de derechos civiles del Departamento de Agricultura de los EE. UU. (USDA, por sus siglas en ingles), se prohíbe que el USDA, sus agencias, oficinas, empleados e instituciones que participan o administran programas del USDA discriminen sobre la base de raza, color, nacionalidad, sexo, discapacidad, edad, o en represalia o venganza por actividades previas de derechos civiles en algún programa o actividad realizados o financiados por el USDA.

Las personas con discapacidades que necesiten medios alternativos para la comunicación de la información del programa (por ejemplo, sistema Braille, letras grandes, cintas de audio, lenguaje de seas americano, etc.), deben ponerse en contacto con la agencia (estatal o local) en la que solicitaron los beneficios. Las personas sordas, con dificultades de audición o discapacidades del habla pueden comunicarse con el USDA por medio del Federal Relay Service [Servicio Federal de Retransmisión] al (800) 877-8339. Además, la información del programa se puede proporcionar en otros idiomas.

Para presentar una denuncia de discriminación, complete el Formulario de Denuncia de Discriminación del Programa del USDA, (AD-3027) que está disponible en linea en:http://www.ocio.usda.gov/sites/default/files/docs/2012/Spanish_Form_508_Compliant_6_8_12_0.pdf. y en cualquier oficina del USDA, o bien escriba una carta dirigida al USDA e incluya en la carta toda la información solicitada en el formulario. Para solicitar una copia del formulario de denuncia, llame al (866) 632-9992. Haga llegar su formulario lleno o carta al USDA por:

(1)     correo: U.S. Department of Agriculture
         Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
         1400 Independence Avenue, SW
         Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;

(2)     fax: (202) 690-7442; o

(3)     correo electrónicoprogram.intake@usda.gov.

Esta institución es un proveedor que ofrece igualdad de oportunidades.

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