ERIC Number: ED421256
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-May
Reference Count: N/A
School's Out, Let's Eat: FRAC's Guide to Using the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) to Expand Afterschool Opportunities for Children. The Building Blocks Project. Promoting Education and Child Development with Nutrition Resources.
Wierwille, Jennifer; Parker, Lynn; Henchy, Geraldine; Driscoll, Christin M.; Tingling-Clemmons, Michele
The provision of quality before- and after-school child care is a major challenge facing educators. This guide from the Food Research and Action Center's Building Blocks Project provides information to providers of before and after school programs on using the federal Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) to provide snacks and meals. Following an introduction describing the Building Blocks Project to promote education and child development with nutrition resources, Part 1 of the guide describes the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP), focusing on basic issues such as administration, eligibility, reimbursements, and meal patterns for 6- to 12-year-olds. Part 2, presented in a question-answer format, provides information about using the CACFP in after school care programs, including criteria for qualifying programs, program administration, finances, and curriculum and programming issues. Part 3 discusses the importance of after-school child care programs for child and youth development and success, especially with regard to preventing juvenile crime, promoting healthy behavior, contributing to academic success, and supporting working families. Part 4 describes successful CACFP models in after school child care in Florida, Missouri, Ohio, California, North Dakota, the District of Columbia, Colorado, New York, Rhode Island, Iowa, Nevada, and West Virginia. Appendices include CACFP regulations, resources, promotional materials, and camera-ready bookmarks. (Contains 11 references.) (KB)
Descriptors: After School Programs, Elementary Education, Elementary School Students, Food Standards, Nutrition, Program Guides, School Age Day Care
Food Research and Action Center, 1875 Connecticut Avenue, N.W., Suite No. 540, Washington, DC 20009; phone: 202-986-2200; fax: 202-986-2525 ($10; orders must be pre-paid).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Kraft General Foods Foundation, Glenview, IL.; National Dairy Council, Rosemont, IL.
Authoring Institution: Food Research and Action Center, Washington, DC.