NutriStudents K-12 is pleased to offer schools and other child nutrition program operators free menu weeks for the Summer Food Service Program.
The 4-week (5 days each) menu below is fully compliant with the USDA's Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) guidelines. The 2 weeks of hot and 2 weeks of cold meals* will accommodate cafeteria-served, grab-and-go or delivered meals. Our menus for the Seamless Summer Option can also be used for programs participating in the SFSP, providing 6 total weeks of menus. Because the SFSP nutritional requirements are based on individual days versus full weeks, you can pick and choose any of the meals you prefer, in any order. (This USDA guidelines does not apply to SSO menus.) See the chart at the bottom of this page for more detail on the meal pattern requirements.
You can be assured your meals meet the USDA's required meal patterns by following these menu weeks precisely. Be sure to confirm your state's requirements with your state's authorizing agency. NutriStudents K-12 cannot verify or assure compliance when substitutions are made.
Please be advised that NutriStudents K-12 only provides Administrative Review support services to subscribed customers/licensees that may choose to use these menus for summer meal programs.
This Market Basket is a simple list of all items you will need to create the NutriStudents K-12 menus and recipes below. This simple tool will help you keep track of the items your distributor provides and will help limit your inventory.
If you would like to print a month's calendar, please use the Summer Calendar Creator! This tool will allow you to choose any of the Hot or Cold meals you would like to serve to raise awareness of what meals you plan to serve. You may also choose from our Grocery Menus to send home 5 full meals to credit for the week.
*All sides can be substituted as long as you serve the appropriate amount of food to meet the USDA's minimum criteria (see chart below).
1 Nuts and seeds may meet only one-half of the total meat/meat alternate serving and must be combined with another meat/meat alternate to fulfill the lunch or supper requirement.
2 Fruit or vegetable juice must be full-strength. Full strength vegetable or fruit juice may be counted to meet not more than one-half of this requirement.