Afterschool Care Snack Program and At-Risk Afterschool Meals
Afterschool Care Snack Program (ASCSP)
The Afterschool Care Snack Program (ASCSP) is a component of the National School Lunch Program (NSLP) that is federally assisted through the United States Department of Agriculture operating in public and nonprofit private schools and residential child care institutions. The purpose of this program is to provide care in afterschool settings. It provides one, nutritionally balanced, low-cost or free snacks to each enrolled child after the school day.
At-Risk Afterschool Meals
TheAt-Risk Afterschool Meals (At-Risk) is a component of the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) that is federally assisted through the United States Department of Agriculture operating in Afterschool Programs. The purpose of the programs providing meals and/or snacks must be to provide organized, structured, and supervised care in afterschool settings. It provides free afterschool snack and supper in low-income areas to all children who are 18 years of age and younger. Each child can be provided with one snack and one supper after the regular school day. On non-school days (i.e. breaks during the regular school year or weekends), operators may provide up to one snack (AM, PM or, evening) and up to one meal (breakfast, lunch, or supper) to each child per day.
School Food Authorities
If your School Food Authority would like to participate in the ASCSP, please contact your School Nutrition Programs Specialist. You will make a revision to your existing CNPWeb site application. There is no additional application forms or training required.
If your School Food Authority would like to participate in At-Risk snacks and/or meals, please contact your School Nutrition Programs Specialist. You will make a revision to your existing CNPWeb site application and submit the SFA At-Risk Afterschool Meals Principals Addendum. There is no additional training required.
At-Risk Afterschool Meals is a component of the CACFP. Due to streamlining efforts from USDA, SFAs have the option to elect either the CACFP meal pattern or the NSLP meal pattern for At-Risk meal services.
Non-profit Community Organizations and Child Care Centers may participate in the At-Risk Afterschool Meals component of the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP). The Getting Started with CACFP webpage outlines complete application instructions to operate the CACFP in Arizona.
The Arizona Department of Education Recognizes Schools for Exemplary Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Programs
The Arizona Department of Education Health and Nutrition Services is pleased to announce the Program Year 2021-2022 BRAVOcado! awardees for excellent Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program (FFVP) operations. The BRAVOcado! Excellence Award is given to schools that demonstrate exemplary FFVP service and commitment to promoting fruit and vegetable consumption and healthy lifestyles to their students.
The FFVP BRAVOcado! Excellence Award recognizes schools that go above and beyond to operate a phenomenal FFVP program. To be eligible for the award, sites must meet criteria related to variety of produce items served, frequency of service, frequency of nutrition education, frequency of serving local produce, development of site-level and outside partnerships, and more!
The following three School Food Authorities went above and beyond and received the award this year. Congratulations to all awardees!