Oregon Department of Education

Offering Meals and Snacks during Non-School Days for School District Sponsors of the CACFP At-Risk Meals and Snacks Program


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August 17, 2009

To: School District Sponsors of the CACFP At-Risk Meals and Snacks Program

Re: Offering Meals and Snacks during Non-School Days

The Oregon Department of Education Child Nutrition Programs (ODE CNP) staff is aware that many school districts are faced with budget issues that may require shortened school weeks, school year and/or longer holiday breaks.

As a current sponsor of the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) At-Risk Meal and Snack Program, you are allowed to continue to serve meals and snacks on any day during the school year when enrichment activities are offered to after school program participants.

Examples of current School District’s CACFP At-Risk Meal and Snack Program:

  District 1 changed to a four-day school week.
On the school days, the district operates an enrichment activity program at the elementary school and serves a meal or snack as part of the program. On the non-school day, the district operates an enrichment activity program at the elementary school and may serve a meal or snack as a part of the program.
   
  District 2 changed to a two-week spring break.
During spring break the school district offers an enrichment activity program, 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM, Monday – Friday, at the middle school, and serves a meal or snack as a part of the program.

If your school district has made or is considering making a decision regarding fewer school days and offers an enrichment activity on non-school days during the school year you can offer a meal or snack during those non-school days.

If you have questions or need additional information, please contact your assigned specialist or me at (503) 947-5892.

Sincerely,

Lynne Reinoso
Manager, Community Nutrition
Child Nutrition Programs
Office of the Superintendent