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SFSP Vending Options

The Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) Vending Options online training.

Child Nutrition Program (CNP) Course Catalog

Course Description

This online training reviews the several options SFSP sponsors have to choose from when deciding how to vend for their summer meal sites in California. The options discussed in this training include self-preparation, purchasing meals from schools, purchasing meals from Food Service Management Companies (FSMC), which we refer to as FSMCs or vendors, and receiving foods from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA).

  • Course Number: 010
  • Training Length: 15 minutes
  • Certificate: Yes
  • Target Audience: Summer Meal Program Operators
  • Mandatory: No
  • Cost: Free
  • Date Recorded: November 2018

Online Course

Begin the SFSP Vending Options course.

Referenced Resources

The following resources are referred to throughout this online course:


  • Crediting: 0.25 hours
  • Key Area: Operations (2000)
    • Training Topic: Purchasing Procurement (2400)
      • Learning Objective: Bid Solicitation and Evaluation (2420)

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 more information regarding SFSP Vending Options, see the California Department of Education 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

Questions:   Summer Meals Unit |
Last Reviewed: Thursday, April 13, 2023
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