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SFSP Meal Requirements

The Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) Meal Requirements online training.

Child Nutrition Program (CNP) Course Catalog

Course Description

This online training reviews the meal service requirements for the SFSP. Learn about the SFSP meal pattern, allowable meal combinations, rules behind accommodations of special diets, and the meal service options available to SFSP Operators.

  • Course Number: 009
  • Training Length: 30 minutes
  • Certificate: Yes
  • Target Audience: Summer Meal Program Operators
  • Mandatory: No
  • Cost: Free
  • Date Recorded: November 2018

Online Course

Begin the SFSP Meal Requirements course

Referenced Resources

The following resources are referred to throughout this online course:

Crediting

  • Crediting: 0.5 hours
  • Key Area: Operations (2000)
    • Training Topic: Serving Food (2200)
      • Learning Objective: Portion Sizes/Special Diets (2210)

For more information on crediting, access the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) web document Professional Standards Learning Objectives External link opens in new window or tab.

Additional Information

For all content related to COVID-19 in the CNPs, such as information on Meal Pattern Waivers visit the COVID-19 Guidance for CNPs web page, and select the Policy tab.

For more information on the SFSP Meal Patterns, including examples and sample menus, see the California Department of Education (CDE) SFSP Meal Patterns Guidance and Sample Menus web page.

For more information regarding SFSP Meal Requirements, see the CDE SFSP Information web page.

Contact Us

If you have technical difficulties or questions regarding the course content, contact the Summer Meals Unit by email at SFSP@cde.ca.gov.

Questions:   Summer Meals Unit | SFSP@cde.ca.gov
Last Reviewed: Thursday, May 19, 2022
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