The After School Snack Program is provided at Emmeline Cook, Washington, and Webster Stanley Elementary Schools. This program is offered at these schools because they qualify under the Child Nutrition Reauthorization Act.

Signed in 1998 by President Clinton, the Child Nutrition Reauthorization Act expanded the Department of Agriculture’s National School Lunch Program (NSLP) and Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) to provide cash reimbursements for snacks served to children and youth in certain after-school care programs. Programs that provide care after school hours may be eligible for USDA reimbursement for snacks served to children through age 18.


To be eligible for reimbursement, after-school care programs must meet the following requirement:

  • a school food authority must operate the lunch component.
  • the school district must sponsor or operate an after-school care program that provides children with regularly scheduled activities in an organized, structured, and supervised environment and includes educational or enrichment activities.
    The snack includes 2 meal components - 1 milk, 1 grain/bread or 1 meat/meat alternate.