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US Department of Agriculture - Food and Nutrition Services - Summer Food Service Program
Extensive information on the Summer Food Service Program from the federal organization that provides funding can be found here.
National Food Service Management Institute (NFSMI) Resource Guide
This resource guide is a comprehensive listing of materials available from NFSMI. Clicking on the entry in the guide may access documents, which are available on the web. Printed materials not available on the web, which can be ordered through the mail, have their prices posted.
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.
SFSP Rules and Regulations
Title 7 – Agriculture Chapter II -- Food and Nutrition Service, Department of Agriculture and other related rules are available the USDA website.
SFSP Site list for Food Establishment Inspectors
This resource provides a by-county listing of SFSP sites, including meals and serving times.
FRAC’s Standards of Excellence
Best practices for summer nutrition programs developed by the Food Research and Action Center (FRAC).
A How-To Guide for Summer Food Sponsors on Purchasing High-Quality Summer Meals
A step-by-step guide for summer food sponsors on how to work with vendors developed by the Food Research and Action Center (FRAC).
Fresh from the Farm: Using Local Foods in the Afterschool and Summer Programs
A guide on how to successfully incorporate local produce into your afterschool or summer program developed by the Food Research and Action Center (FRAC).
Summer Food Outreach Toolkit
Outreach tips and tools for the Summer Food Service Program developed by the Food Research and Action Center (FRAC).