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These webinars go over the basic information about the afterschool meals program and common myths and misconceptions that are important to be aware of as you start your programming.

  1. Getting Started with Afterschool Meals (2019)
    • This video covers basic information about the Afterschool Meals Program to help you understand if your afterschool programs or programs in your area might be eligible, and it will give you some concrete next steps to bring you closer to serving afterschool meals.
  2. Afterschool Meals Myths and Misconceptions (2019)
    • Are you confused about your options for serving meals and snacks in afterschool and out-of-school-time programs? Are you unsure of the requirements for the CACFP At-Risk Afterschool Meals Program? This webinar answers your questions! No Kid Hungry teamed up with the USDA Food and Nutrition Services (FNS) to tackle common myths and misconceptions as well as to answer audience questions.
  3. Afterschool Meals: A Win-Win-Win for Schools
    • Schools are excellent partners in expanding access to afterschool meals, and this webinar focuses 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 shows how Afterschool Meals can be a win-win-win for schools. 

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Getting Started with Afterschool Meals

This video covers basic information about the Afterschool Meals Program to help you understand if your afterschool programs or programs in your area might be eligible, and it will give you some concrete next steps to bring you closer to serving afterschool meals.

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Boost Participation with Innovative Strategies
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Looking to boost participation in your afterschool meal program? These webinars highlight program providers who have grown their programs through creative menus and innovative models

  1. Menu Ideas to Boost Afterschool Meals Participation (2018)
    • Afterschool meals provide needed nutrition, but it can be difficult to put together menus that meet meal pattern requirements, align with sites' preparation and storage capacity, and appeal to kids and teens. This webinar talks through challenges as well as strategies and ideas, from snacks and shelf-stable suppers to hot meals. This webinar draws on the experience of a school district that sponsors both school and community sites as well as a non-profit sponsor that works with multiple vendors.
  2. Innovations to Increase CACFP Afterschool Meals Participation (2016)
    • Whether you’re brand new to the CACFP Afterschool Meals Program or you’ve been doing it for years, come learn how to start a robust program or grow participation in your existing program by 50% or more! The No Kid Hungry Innovation Team tested two new models to increase participation in afterschool meals based at schools. This webinar shares the results and what it means for you. This webinar is most appropriate for schools, sponsoring organizations with school sites, or state agency representatives. 
  3. Go Where the Kids Are: Find Success with Supper This School Year (2018)
    • Serving afterschool meals through the CACFP can be a win for students, sponsors, and schools, but achieving strong supper participation can be a challenge. Learn the strategies of two successful school districts, such as Supper in the Classroom and delivering meals to activity groups. This webinar, made possible by No Kid Hungry’s Afterschool Meals partner Tyson Foods, Inc., offers helpful ideas on how to structure your program whether you’re a supper veteran or just thinking of piloting this year. Find the webinar recording and slides below.
  4. Start the School Year Right with Innovative Approaches to Afterschool Meals (2016)
    • This webinar covers afterschool meals data analysis as well as promising practices that will help you to implement a strong Afterschool Meals Program. It also features school nutrition directors with experience running the program.

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Innovations to Increase CACFP Afterschool Meals Participation Webinar

Whether you’re brand new to the CACFP Afterschool Meals Program or you’ve been doing it for years, come learn how to start a robust program or grow participation in your existing program by 50% or more!

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Afterschool Meals

Go Where the Kids Are: Find Success with Supper this School Year

Serving afterschool meals through the CACFP can be a win for students, sponsors and schools, but achieving strong supper participation can be a challenge. This webinar offers helpful ideas on how to structure your program whether you’re a supper veteran or just thinking of piloting.

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Partnerships
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In these webinars hear from providers about innovative approaches for CACFP meal sites and program models.

  1. Fueling Young Readers: Afterschool Meals at Libraries (2019)
    • Libraries provide a safe and enriching space for many students after the school day ends, which makes them a good fit to offer afterschool meals. This webinar features two sponsors that have found a way to turn libraries into afterschool meals sites as well as a library that serves meals year-round.
  2. Fostering Strong Partnerships to Expand Access to Meals (2021) 
    • Community partnerships have long been critical to helping sponsors expand access to summer and afterschool meals. This is truer than ever during COVID-19 response. Learn how three non-profit sponsors from across the country built and strengthened relationships with schools, city leaders, and more to ensure that kids get the nutritious meals they need.

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