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Below is the nutritional requirements by the State of Ohio that Creative Learning must abide by for meals.  We hope that this helps you when you are packing your child's lunch, so as to stay in specifications for the State.  If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to ask our Staff.  Thank you!

 

Breakfast
1-2 years3-5 years6-12 years
Milk1/2 cup3/4 cup1 cup
Vegetable or Fruit Juice1/4 cup1/2 cup1/2 cup
Bread or Bread Alternate1/2 slice*1/2 slice*1 slice*
Including Cold, Dry Cereal1/4 cup or 1/3 oz.1/2 cup or 1/2 oz.3/4 cup or 1 oz.
Or Hot Cereal1/4 cup1/4 cup1/2 cup

1-2 years3-5 years6-12 years


Lunch or Supper

Milk1/2 cup3/4 cup1 cup
Meat, Poultry or Fish1 oz.1 1/2 oz.

2 oz.

Or Egg1/23/41
Or Cheese1 oz.1 1/2 oz.2 oz.
Or Cooked dry beans or peas1/4 cup3/8 cup1/2 cup
Or Peanut Butter or Seed Butters***2 tbsp3 tbsp4 tbsp

Vegetables and/or Fruit (2 total 2 or more)

1/2 cup1/2 cup3/4 cup
Bread or Bread Alternate1/2 slice*1/2 slice*1/2 slice*
Peanuts1/2 oz.3/4 oz.1 oz.

Soynuts, Tree Nuts or Seeds

(1/2 of meat serving requirement)

Yogurt, plain or flavored, Sweetened

2 oz.2 oz.4 oz.
or Unsweetened1/4 cup1/4 cup1/2 cup
1-2 years3-5 years6-12 years


Snack

Milk1/2 cup1/2 cup1 cup
Juice or Fruit or Vegetable1/2 cup1/2 cup3/4 cup
Meat or Meat Alternate*1/2 oz.1/2 oz.1 oz.
Bread or Bread Alternate1/2 slice*1/2 slice*1 slice
Including Cold, Dry Cereal1/4 cup or 1/4 oz.1/3 cup or 1/2 oz.3/4 cup or 1 oz.
Or Hot Cereal1/4 cup1/4 cup1/2 cup
**Peanut Butter, Soy Butter or Other Nut/Seed Butters1 tbsp1 tbsp1 tbsp
Or Peanuts, Soynuts, Tree Nuts or Seeds1/2 oz.1/2 oz.1 oz.
Yogurt, Plain or Flavored, Sweetened2 oz.2 oz.4 oz.
Or Unsweetened1/4 cup1/4 cup1/2 cup


*or an equivalent serving of bread alternate such as a roll, biscuit, muffin, cooked enriched or whole grain rice, macaroni, noodles or other pasta products

**may equal 100% of the requirement

Meal Requirements