Food Service Operations

Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) sponsors are required to comply with program requirements established by the U. S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). Resources to assist sponsors with menu planning, food production, meal pattern compliance, food safety and sanitation, and special dietary needs are located on this page. Sample forms are available for use in maintaining records to document compliance with USDA meal pattern requirements. The Food Resource and Action Center (FRAC) offers model summer food menus.

For information on special diets, visit the Special Dietary Needs and Infants page.

Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) link provides sponsors with information on state food safety and sanitation requirements as well as information on certification of food managers, which is required in most food establishments.

U.S. Department of Agriculture Memos
Links to key USDA memos on Food Service Operations are provided below.