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.
Public School List with Percentage of Free and Reduced-Price Eligible Students from School Year 2019-20 - 4/20/21
To be used to identify schools that have 50% or more free and reduced-price meals qualifying the school as eligible based on school data. Eligibility applies to the 2022 Program Year for the Summer Food Service and Seamless Summer Program (May 2021-April 2022), Afterschool Snack (July 2021-June 2022), and the Child and Adult Care Food (Oct 2021-Sept 2022). Family Day Care Home eligibility is re-determined in February 2021 using this data.
Afterschool Snack Program Basics for Schools - 11/19/20
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. (24 minutes)
Key Areas: Nutrition, Operations.
Learning Codes: 1100, 2100.
Afterschool Snack Program Fact Sheet - 10/15/20
This document provides an overview of the requirements for the Afterschool Snack Program.
Safe Food Transportation, Storage and Handling - 10/22/19
Standard operating procedure for foods transported, stored and handled in the Afterschool Snack Program.
Meal Pattern - 9/30/19
Meal pattern requirements for the Afterschool Snack component of the National School Lunch Program.
Sample Cycle Menu - 9/30/19
A sample cycle menu for the Afterschool Snack Program.
Snack Count Form for Area Eligible Sites - 9/25/19
This Afterschool snack count form is to be used by area eligible sites only.
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.
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.