Afterschool Meals Fuel Enrichment:
How Schools and Afterschool Programs can Nourish Kids Beyond the School Day


Wednesday March 21, 2018 • 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM EST


Learn how qualified afterschool enrichment programs may offer nutritious meals and/or snacks to kids and teens through the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP).

Kids and teens need healthy food to stay focused and engaged beyond the traditional school day. The Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP)provides reimbursement funding to help eligible schools and enrichment programs serve nutritious meals and snacks to youth in their care after school, on weekends, and/or during breaks throughout the regular school year. Throughout New York State, over 2,000 afterschool programs serve healthy meals and snacks through CACFP; many more could.

In this webinar, you will hear from two current CACFP sponsors, including a school food director who moved from serving afterschool snacks through the National School Lunch Program to serving complete meals through CACFP, and a Boys and Girls Club CEO who has expanded their afterschool meal service to provide suppers and snacks for neighboring programs. You will also hear from a NYS Department of Health public health nutritionist who will review the basics of CACFP’s afterschool meals component, including eligibility criteria, meal requirements, and how to apply.


Webinar Panelists

  • Patrick Doyle, Chief Executive Officer, Troy Boys and Girls Club – Rensselaer County
  • Mary Ellen Flynn, Public Health Nutritionist, NYS Department of Health
  • Caitlin Lazarski, School Food Director, Newburgh Enlarged City School District – Orange County
  • Misha Marvel, Child Nutrition Programs Specialist, Hunger Solutions New York