Arizona Nutrition Standards
The Arizona Nutrition Standards are consistent with the Smart Snacks guidelines released by USDA. These guidelines apply to all foods served and sold to students in grades K-8 and all foods sold to students in grades 9-12. You can use the Smart Snacks calculator to determine if a food meets the guidelines here.
In order for a site to participate in the afterschool care snack program, your school district must operate the NSLP. Additionally, the afterschool care program must be open to all students and provide regularly scheduled educational or enrichment activities for the purpose of providing care after school hours.
Schools who participate in the National School Lunch Program can serve snacks to students after school and receive reimbursement for the snacks if they meet the afterschool care snack meal pattern. You can visit the Afterschool Care Snack Program webpage for more information.
The guidance manual is located at: Here
The SMP is a program developed to encourage milk consumption by school-aged children by providing milk at low- or no cost. Schools who participate in NSLP are not eligible to participate in SMP.
In order to be reimbursed, the snacks must contain at least two different components from the following four: a serving of fluid milk; a serving of meat/meat alternate; a serving of vegetables or fruits or 100% juice; a serving of whole grain or enriched bread and/or cereal. You can find more information about the Afterschool Care Snack Program on the webpage found here.