After-school snacks can be served to all school-age children who are 18 or under at the start of the school year. To be eligible to participate under the National School Lunch Program (NSLP), your school district must operate the NSLP and sponsor or operate an eligible Afterschool Care Program. Also, your Afterschool Care Program must provide children with regularly scheduled activities in an organized, structured, and supervised environment and include educational or enrichment activities. There are no federal licensing requirements to participate in the NSLP’s Afterschool Care Program; however, Afterschool Care Programs are required to meet any State or local licensing requirements. If there are no State or local licensing requirements, programs must meet State or local health and safety requirements.