Arkansas Arkansas

Licensing Standards for DayCare Centers


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700 - Nutrition

  1. Children arriving for after-school care shall be provided with a nutritious snack.

  1. Sack lunches may be utilized provided 1/3 of the minimum daily nutritional requirements are met. The center shall provide a method to supplement lunches not meeting requirements.

  1. Mid morning snacks shall be provided for all children who are in care for more than 3 hours prior to lunch. Mid afternoon snacks shall be provided for all children.

  1. Vending machines in school age settings are acceptable provided they are not the only source of snacks and/or beverages.

  1. Milk is not required to be served in rural day camp settings. Lunches must provide foods from the cereal, protein, and fruit and vegetable groups.


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