Resource | Technical Assistance
Food-Safe Schools Action Guide

The Action Guide is intended to help you coordinate all aspects of food safety to create a culture of food safety. Think of it as an umbrella that covers many important areas of food safety that need to be considered when serving food in schools. The Action Guide identifies Federal food safety requirements that schools are required to meet, as well as other important areas that should be addressed to have a top-notch food safety program. The Action Guide also identifies the roles that others (e.g., teachers, parents, school nurses) in the school community play in the school’s food safety efforts.

Resource | Webinars/Videos
Ask USDA! - #SummerMeals Q & A Session

The 2014 Summer Food Service Program has started, and we want to make sure that we have answered all of your questions about Summer Sites and the general Summer Program!

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Engaging Youth Volunteers in Summer Meals

Learn how you can help feed children this summer by incorporating youth engagement. The goal of the webinar is to provide examples of how the youth can not only participate in the Summer Food Service Program (SFSP), but also give back to their community by volunteering and advocating for the program. The webinar consists of a brief overview of the program, specifics on how youths can get involved, and some best practices!

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Summer Meals: Responsibilities and Opportunities for Schools

The Healthy Hunger Free Kids Act of 2010 solidified the partnership of schools and summer meals by ensuring that schools work with summer meal sponsors to inform families of the availability of free summer meals for the children they serve during the school year.

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How Housing Communities Can Feed Summer Meals to Children

Summer is quickly approaching and it's time to start planning your summer activities!  Learn how you can help feed children this summer by incorporating youth engagement. The goal of the webinar is to provide examples of how the youth can not only participate in the Summer Food Service Program (SFSP), but also give back to their community by volunteering and advocating for the program. The webinar consists of a brief overview of the program, specifics on how youths can get involved, and some best practices!

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How Health Centers Can Feed Summer Meals to Children

Learn how you can help feed children at your health clinics this summer through the Summer Food Service Program! Millions of eligible children may be going hungry in the summer. Of the 21 million children who receive free and reduced-priced meals through the National School Lunch Program during the regular school year, only 3.5 million participate in summer meal programs. The webinar consists of a brief overview of the program and best practices from a health clinic and food bank that have partnered to feed children in Arizona!

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Make Your Summer Meals Site the Talk of the Town

So now you are a summer meals sponsor or site, how do you get kids and teens to come to your site? Then how do you make your site so fun that they want to keep coming back everyday? Watch this video to get ideas on how to utilize volunteers, good food, activities, and advertisements to make your summer meals site the talk of the town.

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Keeping Schools Involved in Summer Meals

School authorities, teachers, community organizations, and parents are interested in getting involved in summer feeding?  Our webinar  "Keeping Schools Involved in Summer Meals" presents examples of schools that have made the Summer Food Service Program successful. 

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How Can You Solve Your Summer Food Transportation Challenges

Do you want to provide children with meals during the summer months, but transporting the food from the source to the children is a challenge because of funding, geographic distance, or other challenges?  If so, this webinar is for you!  The Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) has many sponsors and sites that have overcome barriers to feeding children by leveraging partnerships and resources that addressed their needs. The guest speakers on the webinar talk about the opportunities available to bring the Summer Food Service Program to your community, or enhance the program if you are already participating in it.