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At-Risk Afterschool Care Handbook

The At-Risk Afterschool Meals component of the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) offers Federal funding to Afterschool Programs that serve a meal or snack to children in low-income areas. Reimbursement for At-Risk Afterschool Snacks has been available since the 1990s. However, reimbursement for At-Risk Afterschool Meals was available only in a few states. The Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010 (P.L. 111-296) expanded the availability for At-Risk Afterschool Meals to all states.

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Guidance for Management Plans and Budgets

This handbook specifically focuses on plans for institutions (independent centers and sponsoring organizations) to conduct organized and fiscally responsible operations of the CACFP management plans outline the institution’s policies and procedures for administering and monitoring its own operations and those of its sponsored facilities. Budgets outline the use of CACFP and other funds for meeting Program requirements.

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Monitoring Handbook for State Agencies

The CACFP helps institutions and facilities serve well-balanced, nutritious meals to the participants in their care and this handbook provides details for administering the CACFP.

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2018 Nutrition Guide

Summer sites play a valuable role in helping children learn, grow, and stay healthy. Check out the SFSP Nutrition Guide to learn how you plan and serve menus with a variety of nutrient-rich foods and beverages, and operate a safe and successful food service. 

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2016 Administrative Guidance for Sponsors

USDA’s Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) administers the SFSP at the national and regional levels. Within each state, the Program is administered by the state department of education or an alternate state-designated agency. Locally, public or private non-profit organizations that want to “sponsor” the Program apply and are approved by the state agency to operate the Program.

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Guide to Professional Standards for School Nutrition Programs

The Guide to Professional Standards for School Nutrition Programs is a central resource that comprehensively outlines the USDA professional standards requirements for state and local school nutrition program personnel who manage and operate the National School Lunch and School Breakfast Programs.  It supports school nutrition personnel in ensuring they have the knowledge and skills they need to prepare nutritious, safe, and enjoyable school meals.

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Serious Deficiency, Suspension, & Appeals for State Agencies and Sponsoring Organizations

A Child and Adult Care Food Program Handbook.

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Adult Day Care - A Child and Adult Care Food Program Handbook

The purpose of this handbook is to help adult day care centers and sponsors of these centers meet federal requirements for meal reimbursement under CACFP. The handbook contains a wide range of information about the adult day care component of CACFP, including explanations of key aspects of the Program, Program resources, definitions of Program-related terminology, and information on additional programs for older adults.

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2016 Monitor's Guide

This guidance is designed to give you, as a monitor for a Program sponsor, a working knowledge of the SFSP, and your duties and responsibilities as the sponsor's representative.

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2016 Nutrition Guidance for Sponsors

The Summer Food Service Program for Children: 2016 Nutrition Guide for Sponsors was developed to help sponsors plan and serve menus with a variety of foods and beverages rich in nutrients, and operate a safe and successful food service. This guide offers menu planning and nutrition guidance along with sample breakfast, lunch, and snack menus. Also included are food service record-keeping requirements, food buying and storage information, and food safety and sanitation guidance.