Skip to main content
California Department of Education Logo

Before and After School Learning Programs

Nutrition Services Division Management Bulletin

To: School Nutrition Program Sponsors, County Superintendents of Schools, Diocesan Superintendents of Schools, Child and Adult Care Food Program Sponsors, Child Care Centers

Number: 02-139,  02-231

Attention: Food Program Director

Date: December 2002

Subject: Assembly Bill 2024, Chapter 646, Statutes of 2002: Before and After School Learning Programs: Nutrition Education

Reference: California Education Code Section 8482.3; Assembly Bill 2024

This Management Bulletin provides information regarding Assembly Bill 2024 (Chapter 646, Statutes of 2002), signed into law in September 2002. This bill amends the California Education Code (EC) to add nutrition education to the activities that may be provided in the educational enrichment component of the Before and After School Learning and Safe Neighborhoods Partnership Program.

The intent of this legislation is "to combat childhood obesity by encouraging after school programs to include nutrition education as a component of their educational enrichment programs." The legislation does not require after school programs to teach nutrition education; however, by including nutrition education in the recommended curriculum, schools are encouraged to educate children on the importance of healthy eating.

EC Section 8482.3(c) is amended to read:

"Each component of a program established pursuant to this article shall consist of the following two components:

  1. An educational and literacy component whereby tutoring or homework assistance is provided in one or more of the following areas: language arts, mathematics, history and social science, or science.
  2. A component whereby educational enrichment, which may include, but need not be limited to, nutrition education, recreation, and prevention activities, is provided."

AB 2024 is available at

Questions:   School Nutrition Programs Unit | 800-952-5609
Last Reviewed: Thursday, February 16, 2017
Related Content
  • After School
    Information and resources about healthy snacks, nutrition education, as well as physical activity for after school programs.
  • School Nutrition Programs Management Bulletins
    School Nutrition Programs (SNP) management bulletins for sponsors of the National School Lunch Program, School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program, and State Meal Program.
Recently Posted in Nutrition

  • DCH Meal Benefit Form for Providers (DOC) (added 06-Mar-2017)
    Day care home provider application for Tier I reimbursement and/or claiming meals served to children living in the provider's household.
  • Prior Approval for CACFP Allowable Costs (added 27-Feb-2017)
    Management Bulletin CACFP-03-2017: Prior Approval for Child and Adult Care Food Program Allowable Costs.
  • CNIPS Training Registration (added 14-Feb-2017)
    Information about CDE-sponsored courses, training locations, and registrations are available on the CNIPS Training Registration Web page. This Web page is accessed from the CNIPS Home Page by selecting the Training Registration link.
  • Food Service Management Company Rebids 2017-18 (added 14-Feb-2017)
    School Food Authorities required to rebid Food Service Management Company contracts for School Year 2017-18.
  • Two-cent Differential Reimbursement for New SFAs (added 30-Jan-2017)
    MB SNP-04-2017, USDA Policy Memo SP 30-2014: Determining Eligibility for Two-cent Differential Reimbursement and SP 23-2005: Eligibility for Severe Need Rates for the School Breakfast Program.