Laws, Regulations & Manuals
Role of the Site Supervisor in the Summer Food Service Program
This video is a tool to assist sponsors in training site supervisors.
Administrative Guidance for Sponsors
This publication provides information for staff of all local organizations that participate or plan to participate as sponsors in the Summer Food Service Program. It consists of information on planning and administering the program, and a reference section that provides sample copies of forms, worksheets and other reference materials that may be helpful to sponsors in administering the program.
Creditable Food Guide
The 2013 Creditable Food Guide can be downloaded to view or print. The Creditable Foods Guide defines allowable food items in each of the food categories or components. Questionable food items are listed with an explanation of their creditability. Further discussion is provided in the question and answer section. To qualify as a reimbursable meal, food items must be creditable or allowable as well as being served in the correct quantity.
The 2013 Edition includes updates and new information for CACFP and the Summer Food Service Program (SFSP):
- Additional food items by component grouping
- Milk Component Meal Pattern changes
- Grains/Breads Weight Table Groupings
- CACFP Food Charts
- Family Style Meal Service
- Purchasing Food in Child Nutrition Programs
- Commercially Processed Food Documentation and more!
USDA Food Buying Guide
The Food Buying Guide for Child Nutrition Programs is designed by the USDA to help you buy the right amount of food and help you determine the specific contribution each food makes toward the meal pattern requirements. It also has yield data for more than 1,200 food items.
Income Eligibility Guidelines for Camps and Enrolled Sites
This booklet contains the income eligibility guidelines and instructions for completing the Income Eligibility Form - CACFP 1004. Camps are reimbursed only for meals served to income eligible participants. Enrolled sites receive reimbursement only if 50% of enrolled participants are income eligible. Information about family size and household income must be submitted and signed by a family member or legal guardian. Eligibility status is determined by comparing this information to the income eligibility guidelines.
This guide is designed to give monitors a working knowledge of the Summer Food Service Program, and the duties and responsibilities of the sponsor's representative.
Nutrition Guidance for Sponsors
This guide has been developed to help sponsors identify their food service responsibilities. This publication offers sample menus of breakfasts, lunches and snacks, along with menu planning and nutrition guidance. Also included are food service record-keeping requirements, food buying and storage information, and guidance in the areas of food safety and sanitation. This guide is primarily for use by sponsors who prepare meals on-site or in central kitchens.
SFSP Sponsor Orientation Training Workbook
This document is part of the mandatory orientation training for sponsors and staff who are new to the SFSP. Returning sponsors are welcome to attend either training. For more information about the trainings, click here.
SFSP Rules and Regulations
Title 7 – Agriculture Chapter II -- Food and Nutrition Service, Department of Agriculture and other related rules are available on the USDA website.
Site Supervisor’s Guide
Site Supervisor's Guide (Spanish)
In this book, you will find: what you can expect from your sponsor; your responsibilities as a site supervisor; the meal pattern requirements for the meals you serve; safety rules to keep in mind; how to work with official visitors; questions and answers; and some do’s and don’ts while running your site. Spanish version available on request.
Site Supervisor's Pocket Reference Guide
Site Supervisor's Pocket Reference Guide (Spanish)