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NUTRITION STANDARDS -SERVING SIZES

Child and adult care food program meal patterns. This chart lists the amounts and type of food to be served to children 1 year and older.

Meal components

Ages 1-2

Ages 3-5

Ages 6-12

Breakfast

Milk

1/2 cup

3/4 cup

1 cup

Juice or Fruit or vegetable

1/4 cup

1/2 cup

1/2 cup

Bread or bread alternate

1/2 slice

1/2 slice

1 slice

Including cereal, cold dry

1/4 cup or 1/3 ounce

1/3 cup or 1/2 ounce

3/4 cup or 1 ounce

Or cereal, hot cooked

1/4 cup

1/4 cup

1/2 cup

Snack (supplement) select 2 out of 4 components

Milk

1/2 cup

1/2 cup

1 cup

Juice or Fruit or vegetable

1/2 cup

1/2 cup

3/4 cup

Meat or meat alternate

1/2 ounce

1/2 ounce

1 ounce

Bread or bread alternate

1/2 slice

1/2 slice

1 slice

Including cereal, cold dry

1/4 cup or 1/3 ounce

1/3 cup or 1/2 ounce

3/4 cup or 1 ounce

Or cereal, hot cooked

1/4 cup

1/4 cup

1/2 cup

Lunch or supper

Milk

1/2 cup

3/4 cup

1 cup

Meat or poultry or fish

1 ounce

1 1/2 ounce

2 ounce

Or egg

1

1

1

Or cheese

1 ounce

1 1/2 ounce

2 ounce

Or cooked dry beans or peas

1/4 cup

3/8 cup

1/2 cup

Or peanut butter and other "butters"

2 Tbsp

3 Tbsp

4 Tbsp

Nuts and seeds

1/2 ounce*

3/4 ounce*

1 ounce*

Vegetable and/or Fruit (2 or more total)

1/4 cup

1/2 cup

3/4 cup

Bread or bread alternate

1/2 slice

1/2 slice

1 slice

Milk includes whole milk, lowfat milk, skim milk, cultured buttermilk, or flavored milk made from these types of fluid milk which meet State or local standards.

Bread Alternate may also include an equivalent serving of items such as a roll, biscuit, muffin, cooked enriched or whole-grain rice, macaroni, noodles, or other pasta products.

* Nut and seeds may be credited towards meeting only 50% of the meat/meat alternate requirement.

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