Presentation on theme: "Afterschool Programs … and SNACKS. Criteria to Participate in an After School Snack Program LEA must participate in the NSLP; and The LEA must sponsor."— Presentation transcript:
Criteria to Participate in an After School Snack Program LEA must participate in the NSLP; and The LEA must sponsor or operate a program which: – contains an educational/enrichment activity offered after the regular school day. – provides children with regularly scheduled activities in an organized, structured and supervised environment.
Criteria to Participate, continued It is the LEA that must assume/maintain responsibility for meeting Program requirements.
Programs not qualifying for an After School Snack Program Organized athletic programs engaged in interscholastic or community level competition may not be approved: – Youth sport leagues, such as baseball leagues, soccer leagues, football leagues, and area swim teams would not qualify. However, a supervised athletic activity may participate provided that they are open to all and do not limit membership.
Programs not qualifying, continued Head Start Programs ECEAP Kindergarten Classes These programs would not be considered to be after the regular school day.
Approved Service Locations Snack sites do not necessarily have to be located at a school Boys and Girls Club Churches YMCA/YWCA Community Learning Center
Health & Safety Requirements LEAs should check with the local health department to see if there are any food safety requirements which must be met prior to serving snacks at a location other than a school.
Approved Service Days After School Snack Programs must be regularly scheduled, following the regular school day (could be a program which meets weekly, or three times a week; does not have to be daily). Snacks cannot be claimed for reimbursement that are served on weekends, holidays, school breaks, or during summer vacation.
Snack – Meal Pattern Snacks must contain at least two of the four meal components (in the required amounts) milk8 fluid ounces fruit and/or vegetable¾ cup or 6 ounces meat/meat alternate1 ounce bread/grain1 serving
Eligibility Criteria Snacks: – Snack sites must be added to the site application on the CNP web-based program. – Regular Snack Program: site is < 50% FRP. – Area Eligible Snack Program: site is 50%. – October Building Data. – It is possible to serve snacks free of charge to students at sites < 50% by billing a grant.
Area Eligibility – Defined A site qualifies as area eligible if it is in the attendance area of a school which has at least 50% of its enrollment eligible for free or reduced-price meals. A school that qualifies as area eligible may also qualify any other school/site in the same attendance zone.
Area Eligibility, continued An Elementary, middle, or a high school may be used to qualify any other school in the same attendance zone.
Record Keeping Requirements The sponsor must maintain a snack production record to show meal pattern. A roster or sign-in sheet of participating children must be maintained. A point of service meal count must be maintained to show the number of snacks served. Two on-site reviews are required; one during the first four weeks of the program, and one prior to the end of the school year/snack program.
Reimbursement Area Eligible: All eligible snacks are reimbursed at the free rate $0.71 Regular: Snacks are reimbursed according to student eligibility free $0.71 reduced-price $0.35 paid $0.06
Program Sense You may receive reimbursement for providing a snack to children who are attending an afterschool program. Research has shown a correlation between adequate nutrition and a childs development and school performance.
Community Sense The community as a whole benefits from afterschool programs. Child have a safe place to go after school. Child are in a supervised setting. Children are helped with homework and skills. Child receive a snack, which helps hold them over until dinner.
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