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Afterschool Snack Programs

The Afterschool Snack Program was established by Section 102(d) of Public Law 105-336 to provide nutritious snacks for children involved. Programs that provide care after the school day ends may be eligible for USDA reimbursement for snacks served to children through age 18. Snacks can be provided by Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) or through the National School Lunch Program (NSLP). The criteria is slightly different for participation under CACFP and NSLP, so review both options carefully to determine which is best for your situation. The decision tree in Is Your Afterschool Program Eligible for USDA Snack Reimbursement? may be useful as you are weighing your options. The Afterschool Snack Handbook provides information on program operations.

Resources

2011 Afterschool Snack Decision Tree

USDA Afterschool Care Snack Program Handbook for School Programs

CACFP At-Risk Program

NSLP Afterschool Snack Program

Printed from the Iowa Department of Education website on April 16, 2014 at 7:26am.