Afterschool Nutrition Program: Snacks and Suppers
Serving 2200 suppers in Immokalee daily in all afterschool programs
The Afterschool Nutrition Program provides reimbursement for nutritious meals and snacks served at eligible after school program sites. This program is funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture and is administered in Florida by the Department of Health, Bureau of Child Care Food Programs.
Meals and snacks served to children must meet specific U.S. Department of Agriculture meal pattern requirements.To qualify for reimbursement, meals and snacks must include, at a minimum,food components in amounts specified by age. A lunch/supper must include all four components with an additional fruit and/or vegetable; and a snack must include at least two different food components.
The meal pattern food components are:
- Fluid milk
- Fruits and vegetables
- Grains and breads
- Meat and meat alternates