Afterschool Meals

This webinar was originally produced by Share Our Strength's Center for Best Practices. Find more details, and a quiz reviewing the webinar's information, on the Center's site.

Expanding access to Afterschool Meals is crucial: a quarter of low-income parents worry that their children don't have enough to eat between lunch at school and breakfast the following day, yet there are less than five afterschool meals served for every 100 free or reduced-price lunches. Schools are excellent partners in increasing participation, and this webinar will focus on giving schools the tools needed to implement the Afterschool Meals Program effectively. Drawing on best practices gleaned from pilot tests and interviews as well as resources like the Three Meals a Day guide co-produced with the School Nutrition Foundation, this webinar will show how Afterschool Meals can be a win-win-win for schools.

Afterschool Meals

The At-Risk Afterschool Meals Program (ARAM) is part of the Child & Adult Care Food Program (CACFP). ARAM provides reimbursement for nutritious snacks and/or suppers served to children 18 and under who are participating in eligible afterschool programs located in eligible low-income areas. The NC Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) administers ARAM in North Carolina. Both school districts and community organizations can serve as sponsors and sites.