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After School Snack Program (ASSP)

If you already have or are planning on hosting an after school program you may now qualify for federal funds to provide snacks to children enrolled in after school educational or enrichment activities. Children who participate in the snack program will benefit from a nutritional boost they might not otherwise get. Organizations can use the after school snack as one more enticement to encourage children to participate in educational and enrichment activity during a time of day when many young people are unsupervised.


How to Qualify:

School Food Authorities: - must have at least one school participating in the National School Lunch Program. A site may qualify for free snacks if it is located in an area that is at least 50% eligible for free and reduced price meals or for free, reduced price and paid by applications.

Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP): - sites can only qualify if they are located in a school area that is at least 50% eligible for free and reduced price meals. CACFP sites can claim snacks on weekends and holidays.

Others: - If you do not already participate in one of the above programs and desire further details, you may get in touch with us at (801) 538-7980.


How to Apply:

  • Return two original signed Attachment G's (One will be returned to you to file with your agreement. The Attachment G can be found in the offline forms in CNPWeb)
  • 2.Return Site List which includes name of school/site, physical location, expected qualification (income application or located in a geographical area of school with 50% children eligible for free or reduced price meals), and description of educational/enrichment activities. 


Records Needed:

  • Daily attendance records
  • Daily meal counts (total # for 50% free/reduced price meal sites and meal counts by child and category for application based sites)
  • Daily dated snack menus, with changes or substitutions noted, showing compliance with meal pattern
  • Production records (NSLP only)
  • Annual training documents
  • Two Completed self-review forms per School Year
    - First review to be completed during the first 4 weeks of operation

The Utah State Office of Education, Child Nutrition Programs administers the after school snack program and is encouraging schools and both public and private nonprofit organizations to take advantage of the new funding.


Summary of United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Minimum Snack Requirements


1-5 yrs

6-12 yrs

>12 yrs


1/2 cup

1 cup

> 1 cup

Juice, Fruit, or

1/2 cup

3/4 cup

> 3/4 cup

Meat, Meat

1/2 oz

1 oz

> 1 oz

Bread, Bread
Alternates, or

1/2 slice
or 1/4 - 1/3 cup

1 slice
or 1/2 - 3/4 cup

> 1 slice
or >1/2 - 3/4 cup


Files and Links

ASSP - Administrative Manual for NSLP and CACFP

ASSP Review Form

USDA - Afterschool Snacks in the National School Lunch Program

USDA - Afterschool Snacks and Suppers in the Child and Adult Care Program