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After School Snack Program administered through the National School Lunch Program. School Year 2007 -2008. Child Nutrition Reauthorization Act of 1998. Signed into law October 31, 1998 To enhance benefits for all children

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after school snack program administered through the national school lunch program

After School Snack Program administered through theNational School Lunch Program

School Year 2007 -2008

child nutrition reauthorization act of 1998
Child Nutrition Reauthorization Act of 1998
  • Signed into law October 31, 1998
  • To enhance benefits for all children
  • Authorized reimbursement for snacks served to children through age 18 (and to individuals, regardless of age, who are determined by the State Agency to be mentally or physically disabled, who participate in organized after school care)
intent of act
Intent of Act
  • Assist schools to operate organized programs of care which include education or enrichment activities known to help reduce or prevent children’s involvement in juvenile crime or other high risk behavior
sfa agreement to operate program
SFA Agreement to Operate Program
  • Serve meal supplements which meet requirements
  • Price the meal supplement as a unit
  • Serve meal supplements free or at a reduced price according to meal application category
  • If charging, the reduced price meal supplement may be no more than 15 cents
sfa agreement cont d
SFA Agreement cont’d…
  • Claim reimbursement at the assigned rates
  • Claim reimbursement for no more than one meal supplement per child per day
  • Review after school care program at least 2 times per year
  • Comply with all requirements with one exception – claim for reimbursement need not be based on “point of service” meal counts
eligibility
Eligibility
  • SFA must retain final administrative and management responsibility for program and site
  • Assume full responsibility for meeting all program requirements
  • Meet state and local health & safety standards
  • Provide an organized & scheduled education or enrichment activities in a structured & supervised environment
eligibility cont d
Eligibility cont’d…
  • Maintain a roster or sign-in sheet as a means of determining children present on any given day
  • Assure that no organized athletic program engaged in interscholastic sports be approved as after school care programs under this provision
reimbursement
Reimbursement
  • Schools may claim for one snack/child/day
  • Reimbursement may continue through end of school year, even if enrolled child has 18th birthday
  • Two methods to claim reimbursement:
    • Area eligibility
    • Non-area eligibility
area eligibility
Area Eligibility
  • Sites located in areas served by a school in which at least 50% of the enrolled children are certified eligible for free and reduced priced meals
  • Eligible to claim all meal supplements at free rate
non area eligibility
Non-Area Eligibility
  • Must maintain documentation of eligibility for all meals served at the free, reduced price and/or paid rate
  • Charges for reduced price snacks cannot exceed 15 cents. No fee can be charged for the free category snacks
compliance for reimbursement
Compliance for Reimbursement

Reimbursement applies only to programs providing after school snacks for children – not before or during school, weekends, holidays or vacations.

after school snack program reimbursement rates for sy 07 08
After School Snack Program Reimbursement Rates for SY 07-08
  • Paying child - $ .06
  • Reduced child - $ .34
  • Free child - $ .68
meal content
Meal Content
  • Snacks must contain 2 different components as a unit
  • Meet meal pattern for snacks
  • It is recommended that larger portions be served to older children (ages 13 – 18)
meal content pattern
Meal Content Pattern
  • Fluid milk - ½ pint/8 oz
  • Meat or meat alternate – 1 oz
  • Juice*, fruit or vegetable - 3/4 cup**
  • Bread and/or cereal – enriched or whole grain bread -1 slice or by credited weight or

Cereal: Cold dry ¾ cup

Hot cooked ½ cup

*Juice may not be served when milk is served as the only other component

**Different from NSLP meal pattern

non creditable items
Ice Cream

Non-fruited Jello

Sunny Delight

Lemonade

Buddy Bars

Pudding

Kool-aid

Popcorn

Potato Chips

Non-Creditable Items
record keeping area eligible
Record Keeping – Area Eligible

The following records must be maintained:

  • If all meals are claimed free (area eligible) – documentation that the site is an area served by a school in which at least 50% of the enrolled students are certified for free or reduced price meals – updated yearly
  • Meal counts (totals by site)
  • Documentation of individual child’s attendance on a daily basis
  • Documentation of compliance with meal pattern requirements (for management purposes – use production record)
record keeping non area eligible
Record Keeping – Non-Area Eligible
  • For non-area eligible sites – documentation for free and reduced price eligibility for all children claimed
  • Meal counts by category for each site
  • Documentation of individual child’s attendance on a daily basis
  • Documentation of meal pattern compliance

(for management purposes – use production

record)

review requirements
Review Requirements
  • School Food Authorities administering after school snack programs must:

“Review each After School Care Program two times a year; the first review shall be made during the first 4 weeks that the school snack program is in operation each year…”