Food Safety for Summer Meals

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. 

                                                                  


Summer Meals Food Safety Training Guide
The Summer Meals Food Safety Training Guide is a resource for training summer meals staff on important food safety practices that help keep food safe for the children you are feeding. Site managers can use this guide as a reference with food safety reminders and best practices. 2016
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How to Properly Use Disposable Gloves Poster
This poster provides both visuals and written instructions on how to properly use single-use gloves to protect food being prepared and served. 2016
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Utilice Correctamente Los Guantes Desechables Mini-cartel
How to Properly Use Disposable Gloves Poster en Español. 2016
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How to Properly Wash Your Hands Poster
This poster provides both visuals and written instructions on how to properly wash your hands to reduce germs on hands. 2016
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Como Lavarse Las Manos Correctamente Mini-Cartel
How to Properly Wash Your Hands Poster en Español. 2016
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Food Safety Tips Card
This quick and simple card conveys important food safety tips for volunteers at a summer meals site who are not familiar with general food safety practices. 2016
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