Serving Healthy Meals for Kids in the Out-of-School Space
Michigan Department of Education administers federal funds though the US Department of Agriculture to help programs in Michigan provide healthy meals to kids in the expanded learning space. The two major sources of funding are the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) and the Summer Food Service Program (SFSP). Both have separate meal requirements and reimbursement rates, but the results are the same: healthy meals for kids.
For more information on operating CACFP in the after-school space (during school year), click here.
For more information on serving SFSP funded meals when school is in recess for the summer, click here.
Michigan Harvest of the Month™
Michigan Fitness Foundation has supplemental materials to help get the discussion on healthy eating started in your expanded learning program! MFF has materials that feature various fruits and vegetables that educators can integrate into their curriculum or use as a supplement. Information about Harvest of the Month can be found here or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org