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New Jersey Special Milk Program

Food/Nutrition > New Jersey Special Milk Program

 

Program Description:

The Special Milk Program (SMP) encourages the consumption of milk by children in order to foster good health and academic achievement. The Special Milk Program may not be operated in a school or institution, which is also participating in the National School Lunch Program or School Breakfast Program. The exception is for the sponsors participating in the Split Session Kindergarten Milk program. The Split Session Kindergarten Milk Program allows for the serving of milk to children enrolled in the Split Session Kindergarten programs, where they do not have access to the National School Lunch Program.

 

General Program Requirements:

Any child in a school or institution that participates in the Special Milk Program can get milk. Schools may elect to offer free milk to low-income children. In order to qualify for this benefit program, you must be a resident of the State of New Jersey, your household's annual income before taxes must not exceed $20,036 if one person lives in the household; $26,955 if two people live in the household; $33,874 if three people live in the household; $40,793 if four people live in the household; $47,712 if five people live in the household; $54,631 if six people live in the household; $61,550 if seven people live in the household; and $68,469 if eight people live in the household. For larger households, add $6,919 for each additional person in the home.

 

Status

Active

 

Loan Terms:

Not Applicable

 

Application Process:

To apply for the Special Milk program, directly contact your child??s school, camp, or child care institution to find out if it participates in the Special Milk Program.

The Federal agency Child Nutrition Programs manages this program and provides state contact information here:
http://www.fns.usda.gov/cnd/Contacts/StateDirectory.htm

Additionally, your state education agency can also provide you with more information about the program.
http://www.state.nj.us/agriculture/divisions/fn/childadult/school_milk...

 

Program Contact Information:

You may also contact your local school district if you have other inquiries regarding the program.

You can call the New Jersey Bureau of Child Nutrition Programs if you would like to learn more about Special Milk at:
609-984-0692

 

Managing Agency:

New Jersey
http://www.state.nj.us




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