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 it sponsors 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. Refer to the resources below for additional information, forms and requirements.

U.S. Department of Agriculture Memos
Links to key USDA memos and resources on Afterschool Snacks are provided below.


Afterschool 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