SFSP Training
ESCs statewide will offer virtual training April 13-14, 2022. View course information, agenda and registration information here.

Course Name Course Description
Annual SFSP Training This online course outlines key responsibilities of the Summer Food Service Program and meets the Sponsor training requirement as mandated in USDA’s Administration Guide: Summer Food Service Program.
Updated 4/17/2020
SFSP Production Records This course is designed to extend the participant’s learning of SFSP with more detailed instruction on the SFSP Production Records.  By the end of this course the participant will be able to explain the purpose of the production records in SFSP meal service and summarize production records requirements for SFSP meal service.
Updated 9/1/2021
Offer vs. Serve (OVS) in SFSP
This course is designed to introduce the participant to the requirements for Offer vs. Serve (OVS) in SFSP meal service. By the end of this course the participant will be able to evaluate meal selections to determine which of those meals qualify for reimbursement under OVS in the SFSP.
Updated 5/4/2020
Food Safety Training SFSP Contracting Entities (CE) are required to meet all applicable state and local health, safety, and sanitation standards. Before SFSP operations begin, a CE must notify in writing the appropriate state, city or county health department of its intent to provide a food service including specific locations and times. A copy of this notification must be submitted to TDA with the CE's application. For more information about Food Safety and SFSP, visit this page on SquareMeals.org.

Education Service Centers (ESCs) host food safety training classes.
Click here to find the ESC that services your region.

The Institute of Child Nutrition also offers several SFSP food safety training resources. You can find those resources here.

SFSP Training Resources
Instructions for the Mobile FBG App
Income Eligibility Calculator 2021-22

Assistance available in English and Spanish. Please call 877-TEX-MEAL (877-839-6325) for help.

In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.

Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.

To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at: How to File a Complaint, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:

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