The Food Safety for Summer Meals resource page provides resources for site managers to train the staff of a Summer Food Service Program site on food safety best practices.
These resources promote food safety practices essential to a successful summer meals site including: practicing good personal hygiene, checking and documenting food temperatures, and proper cleaning and sanitizing. These practices reduce the risk of a foodborne illness outbreak and ensure that the food children consume is safe. This prevents children and staff from becoming sick, possibly causing the shutdown of the site and bad publicity for the site, sponsor, and program.
The information presented on this resource page may or may not apply to all summer meals sites, but can be adapted by your program as applicable.