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Summer Meals Turnip the Beet Award - Summer 2022


The California Department of Education, Nutrition Services Division is pleased to announce that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Food and Nutrition Service Turnip the Beet Award has returned for Summer 2022.

The Turnip the Beet Award honors and recognizes outstanding Summer Meal Program sponsors and partners who work hard during the summer months to offer high quality, appealing, and nutritious meals to children. The award is open to all Summer Meal Program sponsors and partners that participate in the Summer Food Service Program and the Seamless Summer Option of the National School Lunch Program. For more information on this award, please visit the USDA Turnip the Beet! High Quality Summer Meals Award Program web page External link opens in new window or tab..

The USDA Food and Nutrition Services Turnip the Beet Award have posted the High Quality Summer Meals Award nomination form External link opens in new window or tab. (PDF) for summer 2022. Nominations must contain all of the requested information to be considered for an award. Note that the USDA requires all nominations to include a one month menu. Please submit your completed nomination forms to SFSP@cde.ca.gov.

The California Department of Education nomination packet deadline for this award is September 30, 2022. We look forward to hearing all about the great work our operators have been doing this summer!

Contact Information

If you have any questions regarding this subject, please contact the Nutrition Services Division Summer Meals Unit by email at SFSP@cde.ca.gov.

Questions:   Nutrition Services Division | 800-952-5609
Last Reviewed: Tuesday, August 30, 2022
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