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Criteria to Participate in anAfter 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) • milk 8 fluid ounces • fruit and/or vegetable ¾ cup or 6 ounces • meat/meat alternate 1 ounce • bread/grain 1 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 it’s 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 child’s 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.
Contact Information Please contact your assigned program specialist: Olympia Angela Ruiz 360-725-6212 Tacoma Linsey LaPlant 253-589-7252 Edmonds Kari Lund 425-776-2955 Yakima Pam Mahre 509-575-2412 Spokane Debra Calhoun 509-323-2751