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Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and ForestryIntroducedMay 6th, 2009
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Afterschool Flexibility to Expand Reimbursement for School Meals Act of 2009
A bill to amend the Richard B. Russell National School Lunch Act to expand access to healthy afterschool meals for school children in working families.
Afterschool Flexibility to Expand Reimbursement for School Meals Act of 2009 or the AFTERSchool Meals Act of 2009 - Amends the Richard B. Russell National School Lunch Act to make institutions in any state eligible for reimbursement for meals provided to at-risk school children under programs organized primarily to provide care to at-risk school children during after-school hours, weekends, or holidays during the regular school year. (Currently, reimbursement is limited to institutions in 10 states.) Assists states in providing meals and meal supplements to children participating in after-school programs in elementary and secondary schools. (Currently, assistance is provided for meal supplements.) Directs the Secretary of Agriculture to award grants to states to encourage institutions and schools to participate in these expanded programs.