October 2010

2010 October Cover

October 2010 SN Cover

Afterschool Programs
October 2010

Have you ever wondered what the afternoon and evening hold for your student customers once school lets out? The October issue of School Nutrition, SNA’s award-winning flagship publication, offers a look at the food and activity options for students after the last bell. Also included in the issue is a look at cookies, one of kids’ favorite treats, that explores how you can serve this much-loved food with a more nutritional profile than you may have in the past.

Learn about the basics of afterschool programs and how school nutrition operations can get involved in “Happily Ever AFTER.” The article also contains a list of helpful resources for learning more about opportunities in afterschool programs.

“Super Supper!” provides an introduction to the supper program offered through the U.S. Department of Agriculture Child and Adult Care Food Program, which is currently available as a pilot in select states. The piece also incorporates the experiences of three school nutrition operators who participate in the program. Bonus Web Content: You also will find sample menus for each of these districts.

Partnering with afterschool programs in your community is a great way to help ensure that students have access to healthy snacks. Some school nutrition operators share how they have gotten their programs involved in afterschool snacking efforts in “Who’s Bringing the Snacks?”

Don’t miss “A Couple of Smart Cookies?” for an overview of the history of this treat that your students love, as well as an exploration of ways that you can serve great-tasting cookies that are more nutritious than cookies of the past.

Happily Ever AFTER Members Only
Learn more about where students go after the last bell—and how you can continue to nourish their bodies and souls.  

Super Supper!  Members Only
Full-size meals served after school can save the day for hungry students.  

Who's Brining the Snacks? Members Only
Extend your reach way, way beyond the school day by getting involved in afterschool programs.

A Couple of Smart Cookies? Members Only
Keep this popular treat in your program by improving its nutritional profile. 


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