Children feel, behave, and learn better if they have a wholesome snack between lunch and supper. During the school year, the Afterschool Snack Program provides free nutritious snacks to children who spend their afternoons in organized programs of after school care. The snack helps attract children into supervised activities, and the activities give them learning experiences and a safe place to play.
In South Carolina, the Child and Adult Care Food Program is a key source of support for improving the nutritional quality of meals and snacks served to children and adults in day care. The Child and Adult Care Food Program is a federally funded program that gives meal reimbursements to child care centers, adult day care centers and child care homes for serving nutritious meals.