Afterschool Snack/Meal Programs

There are two Afterschool Snack/Meal Programs available:

  • National School Lunch Program (NSLP) After-School Snacks 
  • Child & Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) "At-Risk" Afterschool Meals

See a comparison of the two Programs [Doc, 16KB]

Becoming an After School Meal Program Sponsor

To become an Afterschool Snack sponsor through the NSLP contact:

Stephen Carey
401-222-8936
Stephen.carey@ride.ri.gov 

To become a sponsor of the "At-Risk" Afterschool Meals Program in the CACFP contact: 

Sandra Fabrizio
401-222-4682
Sandra.fabrizio@ride.ri.gov

Training & Training Resources

Here you’ll find any upcoming trainings, videos available for viewing, and links to helpful training resources.

CACFP Resouces

Regulations & Guidance

Welcome to the Afterschool Snack/Meal Programs Regulations & Guidance section. The purpose of this section is to clarify the rules and regulations in the administration of this Program.

Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) Policies

Welcome to the Afterschool Meal / Snack Programs Regulations & Guidance section. The purpose of this section is to clarify the rules and regulations in the administration of these Programs:

National School Lunch Program - Afterschool Snack Program

RIDE issued Memos & Guidance:

USDA issued Policy Memos

For the most current policy memos and updates, please visit USDA's School Meals Program Policy page at...

USDA Regulations for the NSLP - Afterschool Snack Program

CACFP - "At Risk" Afterschool Care Program

RIDE issued Memos & Guidance:

USDA Issued Policies

Nutrition & Wellness

USDA Nutrition Programs are designed to improve the health and well-being of children and adults. Here is additional information on nutrition and wellness.

Documents, Resources & Links Library

Reimbursements Rates and Processing Claims

The Reimbursement and Claims section provides information on USDA reimbursement rates, and RIDE's CNP Connect secure claims processing and management system.

USDA reimbursement rates are updated on a yearly basis. Here are the current reimbursement rates for the Afterschool Snack Program through the National School Lunch Program:

"At Risk" Afterschool Care Program reimburses the sponsors for each meal or snack at the current USDA free reimbusement rate.

CNP Connect includes a secure section for processing meal claims. For additional information on filing meal claims, visit the My CNPConnect site.

Program Data & Finance

This section provides local and national data on the Afterschool Snack/Meal Programs, and information about fiscal aspects of the Program.