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Utah Special Milk Program Benefits

Program Description

The Special Milk Program (SMP) encourages consumption of milk by children who do not participate in other child nutrition programs. For example, children attending split-session kindergarten who do not have access to the breakfast and lunch programs may participate in the SMP. The SMP is also available to other private nonprofit institutions devoted to the care and training of children. The Federal government sets a reimbursement rate annually for each half-pint of milk. This rate is always less than the cost of the milk. Children should be charged a price equal to the difference between the reimbursement rate and the actual cost of the milk. In some settings, milk is served free of charge to eligible children, and the reimbursement covers the full cost.

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 Utah.

In order to qualify, you must have an annual household income (before taxes) that is below the following amounts:
Household Size* Maximum Income Level (Per Year)
1 $21,775
2 $29,471
3 $37,167
4 $44,863
5 $52,559
6 $60,255
7 $67,951
8 $75,647

Your Next Steps

The following information will lead you to the next steps to apply for this program.

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:

Additionally, you can view further information about your state's Special Milk program here:

Program Contact Information

To visit the Utah Special Milk program (SMP) on the web, please visit:
You can also contact your local school district and ask about the SMP.
Please contact the Child Nutrition Programs office to learn more about the program at: 1-801-538-7680