Frequently Asked Questions – Arizona Nutrition Standards

Arizona Nutrition Standards

Use the calculator located at: Here to determine if a food/beverage meets the standard.

In order for a site to participate, your school district must operate the NSLP. Additionally, the after school care program must provide children with regularly scheduled educational or enrichment activities in a supervised environment.

The National School Lunch Program (NSLP) now offers cash reimbursement to help schools serve snacks to children after their regular school day ends. Afterschool snacks give children a nutritional boost and draw them into supervised activities that are safe, fun and filled with learning opportunities.

The guidance manual is located at: Here

The SMP is a program developed to encourage milk consumption by school-age children by providing milk at low or no cost

In order to be reimbursed, the snacks must contain at least two different components of the following four: a serving of fluid milk; a serving of meat or meat alternate; a serving of vegetable(s) or fruit(s) or 100% vegetable or fruit juice; a serving of whole grain or enriched bread and/or cereal.