CNR Expands Afterschool Meals

Published on Dec 3, 2010 in Child Nutrition, School-Aged Children

12.13.2011 Children Nutrition Reauthorization provides a new opportunity to expand the Afterschool Meal Program nationwide. Prior to CNR the Afterschool Meal Programwas only available in 13 states and the District of Columbia. Eligibility for at-risk after school meals will now be available nationwide and provides a new opportunity to offer the benefits of afterschool meals, including on weekends and school holidays. The Afterschool Meal Program provides federal funding to schools, local government agencies, and private nonprofit organizations to serve a full meal at afterschool programs located in low-income areas. Effective October 1, 2010 eligible institutions may claim reimbursement once an agreement is in place.

The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) website has updated information regarding the provision of afterschool meals through the Child and Adult Care Food Program. link

The Food Research and Action Center (FRAC) has published a convenient one-pager outlining the change. PDF


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