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					  Summer and Afterschool
Nutrition Programs are GREAT
  for Boys and Girls Clubs!
        Conference Call

             Call Agenda
• Welcome & Introductions
• Summer and Afterschool Nutrition
  Programs Overview
• Boys & Girls Clubs of the Twin Cities:
  Summer and Afterschool Nutrition
  Program Success
• Questions & Answers
                 Today’s Speakers
Michael Huey
Account Relationship Director
Boys & Girls Clubs of America
                                        Casey Dinkin
Atlanta, GA
                                        Child Nutrition Policy Analyst
(404) 487-5851
                                        Food Research and Action Center
                                        Washington, DC
                                        (518) 986-2200 x3023
Marie Philippi
Program Operations Associate
Boys & Girls Clubs of the Twin Cities
Minneapolis, MN
(612) 435-1922
        Childhood Hunger in the U.S.

• 1 out of 4 families with children struggled to
  purchase enough food for themselves at some
  point in 2009
• While 80 million low-income children eat a lunch
  during the school year, only 1 in 6 receive a free
  summer lunch
• An even smaller percentage receive afterschool
  snacks and suppers
      FRAC and Boys & Girls Clubs: Partners
           Against Childhood Hunger
• The Food Research and Action Center
  (FRAC) works to eradicate hunger and
  undernutrition in the U.S.
• Working with BGCA to increase the
  number of Boys and Girls Clubs serving
  federally-funded summer and afterschool
  nutrition to children
    Boys & Girls Clubs and Federal
    Nutrition Programs: A Perfect Fit
• Summer and Afterschool nutrition
  programs are designed to be used by out-
  of-school-time programs for children, such
  as Boys & Girls Clubs

• Eligibility: Low-income areas, or programs
  serving primarily low-income children
     Bring Federal $ into Your Club
• Provide programs with a permanent, sustainable
  source of funding
  – $200 per child for an 8-week summer program
    serving breakfast and lunch
  – Snack per child = $133 per year
  – Suppers = $482 per year

• Federally funded entitlement programs: No limit
  to the # of programs that can participate
                       Summer Meals
          (Summer Food Service Program—SFSP)

• Serve up to 2 federally-funded meals a day to
  children 18 & under
  – Pick 2: Breakfast, Lunch, Supper, Snack
    (but not both lunch and supper)
• “Open” summer food sites:
  – Low-income areas where 50% or more children
    qualify for free/reduced price school meals
  – Any child 18 & under can show up to eat, without
    signing up or showing any documentation

       Be a Sponsor or Site?
• Sponsors organize and manage the
  summer food program
• Sites are the physical locations where
  meals are served
• Boys & Girls Clubs are sometimes
  sponsors, and sometimes sites under a
  larger sponsor (often the school district)
         Get Involved This
• To get involved this summer, or for more
  information, contact your state Summer
  Food Service Program (SFSP) agency as
  soon as possible:

     Afterschool Snacks and Meals
       (Child and Adult Care Food

• Boys & Girls Clubs can serve afterschool snacks
  through the Child and Adult Care Food Program
• Clubs in the following states can also serve
  suppers: Connecticut, Delaware, District of
  Columbia, Illinois, Maryland, Michigan, Missouri,
  Nevada, New York, Oregon, Pennsylvania,
  Vermont, West Virginia, Wisconsin
• The supper option may be going nationwide in
  the fall
  Serve Nutritious Meals After School!

• To find out how to get federally-funded
  afterschool meals and/or snacks, contact
  your state CACFP agency:
    Take Your Summer and Afterschool Meal
          Programs to the Next Level
• Expand your program
   – For summer programs, make sure you are serving the maximum:
     two meals or a meal and a snack
   – Open your summer food sites to other children in the community
   – Encourage other Boys & Girls Clubs to provide summer
     meals/afterschool nutrition
• Improve the nutritional quality of meals/snacks
   – If you are a site, talk to your sponsor (often the local school
     district) about what kinds of foods you would like serve
   – Use the FRAC Standards of Excellence for guidance:
   -Become a summer food sponsor to have maximum control over
     the meals and snacks you serve
  Boys & Girls Clubs of the Twin Cities

• Serves snacks through the Afterschool Snack
  program during the school year
• Clubs are Summer Food Service Program
  (SFSP) sites during the summer and receive
  meals through the local school district
• Sponsor (provide own meals) for summer camp
  through SFSP

• Brings federal money into clubs
  – funds positions to run the program, as well as
• Food draws children to clubs
• Improves nutrition
  – meals and snacks must meet nutritional
  – providing meals and snacks reduces junk
    food consumption
Start Serving Meals and Snacks at
         Your Club Today!
Get involved by contacting your State Agency:

The Food Research and Action Center ( is
  here to help:
Casey Dinkin

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