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Afterschool Snacks in the Child and Adult Care Food program (CACFP)

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CACAFP Snacks Brochure

Institutions can now receive cash reimbursements from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) for nutritious snacks served to children through age 18 if the children are participating in afterschool care programs


Good nutrition is essential to full physical and cognitive development. USDA's after school snacks help children get the nutrition they need to learn, play and grow.


Organized, structured, and supervised programs that provide nutritious snacks afterschool not only guild children to think and behave better; they also help students make the grade.


At USDA, ensuring the health and well-being of our Nation's children is one of our highest priorities. By providing you the opportunity to participate in the afterschool snack service of CACFP, USDA becomes your partner in high-quality afterschool care.


Nutritious snacks are important for effective learning. In addition, nutritious snacks help children learn the importance of good nutrition all day, every day. Healthy snacking contributes to healthy eating patterns now and in the future.

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Page updated: November 21, 2023