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Afterschool Snack Program Afterschool Snack Program Department of Agriculture Division of Food and Nutrition 609.984.0692 www.nj.gov/agriculture
What is the Afterschool Snack Program ? A Federally assisted snack program operating in public and nonprofit private schools and residential child care institutions. Administered at the Federal level by the Food and Nutrition Service At the State level,the program is administered by State Education Agencies
How does the Afterschool Snack Program work? Operates similar to the National School Lunch Program Public or nonprofit private schools of high school grade or under AND public or nonprofit private residential child care institutions. may participate
Objectives To ensure participating schools serve students nutritionally balanced snacks To provide appropriate activities To ensure the counting and claiming of snacks are correct and accurately done.
Program Eligibility Criteria Must participate in the National School Lunch Program Must sponsor or operate the afterschool care program Must sponsor or operate a program which provides children with regularly scheduled educational or enrichment activities in a supervised environment.
Area-Eligible Sites: The site is at the school or located within the attendance area of a school in which at least 50% of enrolled students are certified for free or reduced price meals. Snacks are served free to all children and reimbursed at the free rate. Non Area-Eligible Sites: Snacks are served free, reduced, and paid rates based on approved eligibility. 2 Types of Sites
Schools must serve snacks in an afterschool care program that offers educational or enrichment activities. At area-eligible schools, the SFA must maintain documentation that the school is located within the geographical boundaries of a school in which 50% or more of the enrolled students are certified eligible for free or reduced price meals. Schools serve snacks only after the end of the school day, unless the school operates and Expanded Learning Time Program. Site Criteria
Counting And Claiming The school must maintain documentation that supports the number of snacks it serves daily and claims for reimbursement. The school must implement safeguards to ensure that it claims only one snack per child per day for reimbursement. The school’s snack orders, delivery records, and production records must support the number of snacks it claims for reimbursement. Adult snacks (including snacks served to student ineligible due to age limitations) are counted separately from student snacks.
Counting And Claiming Continued.. The school must monitor age eligibility requirements of students receiving snacks to ensure compliance. (Students are eligible through age 18 or until the end of the school year if the 19 th birthday occurs during the year). Students determined to have mental or a physical disability are not subject to age limits. The SFA must provide an accurate count of snacks served each month at each school by the established due date for the monthly reimbursement claim. The SFA transfers eligibility status of each student accurately to the roster comparing the point of service meal counts to the benefit issuance document Snack counts must be kept on file for three years.
Snack Service And Nutrition Requirements Snack menus must comply with meal pattern requirements. Must offer all 4 components. One serving of fluid milk (unflavored/flavored fat-free milk or unflavored low fat milk). Two varieties of milk are NOT required. One serving of meat or meat alternative One serving of vegetable(s), or fruit(s) or full-strength vegetable or fruit juice. One serving of whole grain or enriched grain bread/cereal
Snack Service And Nutrition Requirements Continued… SFA must plan/prepare snacks consistently with one snack per child rule Production records must reflect that the menus meet the serving size requirements. Production records must be completed each day. Schools must price each snack as one unit. Schools must charge no more than 15cents for a reduced price snack. All 4 full portion meal components must be offered, however at least two different meal components are required to claim a reimbursable snack.
SFA Afterschool Snack Review The SFA must conduct a self-review of each after school snack operation twice per year. The first self-review must be conducted during the first four weeks that the afterschool snack program begins each school year. The second self review must be conducted prior to the end of each school year.
Civil Rights The following civil rights standards must be met: The “And Justice for All "poster must be on display The non-discrimination statement must appear on pertinent materials, including the menus. Children must be receiving equal benefits without discrimination.
Food Safety Each site must have proper food safety measures. This includes: A written food safety plan for compliance with HACCP program criteria including verification of compliance with adopted plans 2 annual food safety inspection reports Posting of most recent food safety inspection reports Daily temperature logs to ensure proper record keeping Examination of food storage areas for dates and condition of foods
Thank you for attending the Afterschool Snack Webinar For further questions you may have please contact us at: Department of Agriculture School Nutrition Programs 609-984-0692 www.nj.gov/agriculture