ERIC Number: ED227987
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Jan
Reference Count: 0
Summer Food Service Program for Children. Administrative Handbook. Revised.
Food and Nutrition Service (USDA), Washington, DC.
Consisting of four main sections, the handbook is intended for sponsors who participate or plan to participate in the Summer Food Service Program (SFSP), which was established to ensure that, during school vacation, children would be able to receive the same high-quality meals provided during the school year by the National School Lunch and School Breakfast Programs. Providing information to help guide potential sponsors through the early stages of planning and operating a program, section 1 includes information on determining eligibility and need, planning the meal service, selecting sites, staffing, and applying for the program. Section 2 outlines in more detail the sponsor's administrative responsibilities in the areas of training, monitoring, program payments, administrative reviews, violations, postprogram evaluation, and recordkeeping. Discussing how a sponsor contracts with a food service management company, section 3 includes information on selecting a company, bidding and contracting, bidding procedure, awarding the contract, planning and operating the program, and assistance provided by the Small Business Administration. Section 4 discusses the unique eligibility requirements, reimbursement methods used by camps, and the special needs of camps. Section 5 lists the meal pattern requirements, necessary worksheets, sample forms that sponsors may use, and a glossary of 13 items. (NQA)
Descriptors: Administrator Guides, Breakfast Programs, Economically Disadvantaged, Elementary Secondary Education, Eligibility, Federal Programs, Food Handling Facilities, Food Service, Lunch Programs, Migrant Children, Nutrition, Program Administration, Program Development, Recordkeeping, School Health Services, Summer Programs
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Food and Nutrition Service (USDA), Washington, DC.
Identifiers: Summer Food Service Program