About the Afterschool Snacking Toolkit

Wherever and whenever children are learning and playing, they need regular meals and snacks for optimal performance and development. This is true for children’s breakfast in the morning, lunch in the middle of the day, and snacks after the final bell has rung. Afterschool snacks are especially important when students have an early lunch period – and when their evening meal may be delayed or of poor quality.

The good news is that the National School Lunch Program (NSLP) can help you fill the gap between students’ lunches and evening meals and fill it with reimbursable, nutritious afterschool snacks.

With this new Afterschool Snacking Toolkit, the School Nutrition Association (SNA) and Kraft Foodservice provide everything you need to know to start a new afterschool snack service – or to enhance your existing afterschool snack offerings.

This online toolkit has the following elements to help you: