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Program Resources

Additional Program Resources

SFSP Best Practices

Center for Best Practices - No Kid Hungry's website contains information, tools, and resources designed to successfully end childhood hunger.

Mobile Meals: Planning and Delivery Checklist - No Kid Hungry's resource provides best practices for operating a mobile program.

Proactive Planning for Sponsors - No Kid Hungry's resource provides sponsors with a sample timeline to complete SFSP related tasks and No Kid Hungry resources.

Summer Food Standards of Excellence - This guide from FRAC will provide strategies to improve food quality and better the environment.

Farm to Summer 

Cultivate Michigan - Cultivate Michigan is a statewide campaign to help Farm to Institution programs grow and work toward the Michigan Good Food Charter goal that Michigan institutions source 20% of their food from Michigan sources by the year 2020.

Farm to Summer: Incorporating Local Foods into Summer Food Service Programs Webinar - This webinar covers the basics of Farm to Summer, how to incorporate local purchasing into summer food service programs and provides examples of Farm to Summer programs happening throughout Michigan.

Fresh From the Farm - Food Research and Action Center (FRAC) guide to using local foods in the SFSP.

Harvest of the Month - Michigan Harvest of the Month™ features ready-to-go supplemental nutrition education materials that can used in diverse applications within the community and school environment. 

MSU Center For Regional Food Systems - This website has videos, webinars and resources for incorporating local foods into the SFSP and other Child Nutrition Programs.

Turnip the Beet - This webpage provides information about the Turnip the Beet High-Quality Summer Meals Awards.

Meal Pattern and Food Quality

Optimizing Summer Meal Service - No Kid Hungry's resource to increase participation and reduce food waste.

Purchasing High Quality Summer Meals - FRAC's How-To Guide will help sponsors with tips and tricks to buying high quality meals for sites.

Summer Food Standards of Excellence - This guide from FRAC will provide strategies to improve food quality and better the environment.