This document provides examples of using the rural non-congregate meal service option for the Summer Food Service Program and the Seamless Summer Option in summer 2023
FNS is offering this comparison table to assist state agencies and program operators as they transition from operations under COVID-19 nationwide waivers to operations designed around their own unique circumstances.
FNS is offering this comparison table to assist state agencies and program operators in understanding the regulatory changes brought by the Streamlining Requirements and Improving Integrity in the Summer Food Service Program Final Rule.
Federal regulations require that all sponsor applications be submitted to the state agency by June 15th. States may establish earlier annual deadlines, but are encouraged to work with sponsors wishing to apply after the state’s earlier deadline.
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.
Comparison of Programs: SFSP/NSLP/Seamless Option
USDA Food and Nutrition Service Programs for Out-of-School-Time Providers.