Afterschool Snack Program

Afterschool Care Program: NSLP Snack Service Best Practices (2006) (PDF | 2.75 MB)

Institute of Child Nutrition.

A Guide to Improving the NSLP Snack Service in Afterschool Care Program. School Nutrition Program (SNP) directors are encouraged to use this checklist of best practices as a guide for assessing their afterschool snack service.


At-Risk Afterschool Meals: A Child and Adult Care Food Program Handbook (July 2015) (PDF | 760 KB)

USDA. FNS.

The At-Risk Afterschool Meals component of the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) offers Federal funding to Afterschool Programs that serve a meal or snack to children in low-income areas.


CACFP: Afterschool Programs

USDA. FNS.

Afterschool programs that participate in CACFP give children and teenagers the nutrition they need, and draw them into constructive activities that are safe, fun, and filled with opportunities for learning. This Web site includes fact sheets, FAQs, handbooks, and other resources.


Cornell Healthy After-School Environment (CHASE) Self-Assessment Tool (October 2011) (DOC | 504 KB)

Cornell University Division of Nutritional Sciences.

This tool was developed to help after-school staff assess where they are now in terms of supporting healthy eating and active play, and to think about possible ways to be more supportive.


Healthy Out of School Time (HOST) Framework (2013)

Alliance for a Healthier Generation.

The 11 Standards within the Framework are based on the best available evidence of programs, policies and practices that positively impact healthy eating and physical activity behaviors among youth and staff in out of school time.


Snacks from A to Z (March 2014) (PDF | 604 KB)

Iowa Team Nutrition.

A handout for child care centers, home childcares, and preschools that lists snack ideas according to letter.