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Action 4 Nutrition: Assessing Your Snack Program

CASRC Library Resources

Changing Lives, Saving Lives (#8507)
This guide outlines six areas for assessment: program vision and purpose, youth development principles, nutrition and physical activity learning experiences, family and community engagement, food security, and program funding sustainability.

Healthy Snack Guide for Your After School Program (#7585)
This guide has menus using foods that can be easily obtained at convenient stores and that fall within the federal reimbursement rate budget. There are also two-week sample cycle menus, Best Practice Guidelines, and 26 healthy recipes.

Inside Full-Service Community Schools (#1176)
This book outlines the types of services provided in a full-service program, as well as the staff and funding needed to support such programs. It describes how the program components of health services, academics, and community programs can be put together to change the school climate.

Making the Most of Child Nutrition Funding: A Guide for After School Education and Safety Grantees (California Guide) (#7484)
This guide is for After School Education and Safety (ASES) partners, program directors, and regional leads, and contains practical information and guidance on how to obtain the maximum amount of federal nutrition funds.

MyPlate Dietary Guidelines for Elementary Students (#9259)
A Registered Dietitian shows two students how some of their favorite meals can be both delicious and healthy by using the United States Department of Agriculture’s MyPlate recommendations. Interviews of real children eating and talking about their favorite nutritious foods are included with how-to demonstrations. (23 min.)

Project HEART Toolkit (#8033)
This toolkit is the product of student-led project that aimed to help students make healthy decisions and healthy changes in their schools and communities. The toolkit is designed to help staff, teachers, and community members lead similar projects in their schools and communities. It contains four sections: Social Marketing, Advocacy, Education, and Putting It Together.

The Snack Shop (#1114)
During this six-week course, students work collaboratively in small groups to produce and market a healthy snack.

CASRC Resource Library
The CASRC is a statewide circulating library with health, safety, and academic resources available for four week loan, with free delivery, to California after school programs.


2012–13 BASP Program Instrument (PDF)

California Project Lean – California Food adn Beverage Standards – Quick Fact Sheet (PDF)

Collaboration Math (PDF)

Federal Reimbursable Snack and Meal Programs (PDF)

General Information

California Association of Food Banks
Provides an overview of California’s food banks and can connect you to your local food bank.

California Project LEAN’s Snack Calculator
Provides online calculator that can be used to assess whether a food item meets the Ed Code requirements. See Tools and Resources and the Food Standard Calculators.

CASRC’s Overview of Education Code Requirements for Snacks
Provides a color-coded table and tips for planning snacks that meet Education Code requirements.

Child and Adult Care Food Program
Provides sample snack menus for reimbursable snacks under the Child and Adult Care Food Program.

Provides an overview of the Farm-to-School program and can connect you to your local participating farm.

Federal Snack Reimbursement Programs
Provides an overview of the three federal programs that will reimburse after school snacks.

National School Lunch Program
Provides fact sheets and answers to frequently asked questions about serving snacks under the National School Lunch Program.

Summer Food Service Program
Provides answers to frequently asked questions about and tips for getting started with the Summer Food Service Program.

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