Frequently Asked Questions – Arizona Nutrition Standards

Arizona Nutrition Standards

How do I know if a food/beverage item meets Arizona Nutrition Standards?

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

Is my afterschool care program eligible?

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.

What are “Afterschool Snacks”?

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.

What is the special milk program (SMP)?

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

What type of snacks must be served in my program?

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.