Resource | Best Practices
Turnip the Beet! High Quality Summer Meals Award Program

​The Turnip the Beet Award recognizes outstanding summer meal program sponsors across the nation who work hard to offer high quality meals to children that are appetizing, appealing, and nutritious during the summer months.

Resource | Best Practices
Best Practices: Special Populations

This section describes the successes sponsors have had in meeting the unique needs of children and attracting them to their summer meal sites.

Resource | History
Summer Food Service Program History

History of the Summer Food Service Program from 1968 - 2010.

Resource | Policy Memos | SFSP 01-2019
Summer Food Service Program Memoranda Rescission

The purpose of this memorandum is to provide guidance for State agencies and Program operators on the status of nationwide waivers of statutory and regulatory requirements in the Summer Food Service Program (SFSP).

Resource | Webinars/Videos
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.

Resource | Rule
Final Rule: SFSP Implementation of Legislative Reforms

Program changes made by this rule  include easing restrictions on participation by private nonprofit organizations and food service management companies, streamlining rules for schools to encourage Program sponsorship, and reducing paperwork burdens for State agencies.