After School Snacks and Meals

Two federal child nutrition programs provide funding to feed children after school, the National School Lunch Program (NSLP) Afterschool Snack Service and the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) At-Risk Afterschool Meals. These programs are funded by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) and administered by the Vermont Agency of Education Child Nutrition Programs. These programs provide children with a nutritional boost and are part of afterschool activities that are safe, fun, and educational. 

National School Lunch Program (NSLP) Afterschool Snack Service provides reimbursement to school-sponsored afterschool programs for snacks. A school must participate in the National School Lunch Program in order to participate in the Afterschool Snack Service. For programs located at or in the attendance area of a school that has 50% or more of the enrolled students eligible for free or reduced price meals, all snacks served to children are reimbursed at the free rate. Schools under 50% eligibility are reimbursed by category (free, reduced, and paid). 

 

Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) At-Risk Afterschool Meals provides reimbursement for snacks and supper meals served to afterschool programs that are operated by schools, local government agencies, private and public non-profit organizations, and licensed non-profit and some for-profit child care centers. To participate in CACFP At-Risk Afterschool Meals the program must be located in a school or attendance area with 50% or more of the enrolled students eligible for free or reduced-price school meals. For more information on the CACFP At-Risk Afterschool Meals School Snack Program, please contact Becca Cochran at (802)-479-1192 or Rebecca.cochran@vermont.gov.

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