Afterschool Snack Program
School sites participating in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP) are eligible to receive reimbursement from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) for after-school snacks served to children in after-school educational or enrichment activities (such as mentoring or tutoring programs).
Any school can offer the Afterschool Snack program at sites that sponsor an after-school program, but different levels of reimbursement are available depending on site eligibility. Schools are reimbursed either for all snacks served if a site is area eligible (at least 50 percent free and reduced-price lunch eligibility) or by individual eligibility category if a site has less than 50 percent free and reduced-price lunch eligibility.
VideosAfterschool Snack Program Basics (20 minutes)
School nutrition programs offering afterschool enrichment and educational program can provide snacks to participants of those programs. Afterschool Snack program requirements are presented in this video. Key Areas: Nutrition, Operations. Learning Codes: 1100, 2100
Food Production Record - 8/23/19
Food production record and instructions for use with the Afterschool Snack Program.
On-Site Review Form - 1/24/19
A form for sponsors to monitor the meal counting and claiming system for the after-school care program at each site.
Afterschool Snack Program Fact sheet - 8/22/18
This document provides an overview of the requirements for the Afterschool Snack Program.
Afterschool Snack Meal Pattern -Tray Visual Format - 6/13/18
Afterschool Snack Sample Cycle Menu - 6/7/18
A sample cycle menu for the Afterschool Snack Program.
Safe Food Transportation, Storage and Handling - 5/10/18
Standard operating procedure for foods transported, stored and handled in the Afterschool Snack Program.
Monthly Attendance and Snack Counts Form - 9/29/15
Form for sponsors that are area eligible (all snacks reimbursed at the "free" rate for sites with more than 50 percent of students eligible for free or reduced-price meals) to record monthly attendance and snack counts for the Afterschool Snack Program that have large classroom sizes.
Weekly Attendance and Snack Count Form - 6/9/15
Form for sponsors that are not area eligible (snacks are reimbursed according to free, reduced-price, and full paid status when less than 50 percent of students are eligible for free or reduced-price meals) to record weekly attendance and snack counts for the Afterschool Snack Program.