Feature Series: Summer Health Maintenance and Food Safety


School’s out! This series provides insights and resources for encouraging healthy eating and exercise practices during the summer months as well as tips for packing healthy and safe picnics and BBQs.

sandwich clip artFeeding Children and Teens during the Summer: Summer Food Service Program

Have you ever wondered how children are fed during the summer months when school is out? … READ MORE 

orangeTools for Building a Successful Summer Meals Program

During the summer months, many schools, community centers, public libraries, and childcare providers offer free meals to children … READ MORE 

watermellonFruits and Veggies on the Move: Fun Tips for the Park, Beach and Picnic Basket

During the warmer months of spring, summer and fall, many families are on the move to the great outdoors… READ MORE 


School’s Out: Implementing Successful Summer Meals

USDA’s Summer Meal Programs, which include the Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) and the National School Lunch Program Seamless Summer Option… READ MORE

sunSummer Health Resources for Parents and Families

During the summer months, kids put the thought of school on the back burner, but the same doesn’t have to go for eating smart and staying active!… READ MORE

thermometerSummer Food Safety

It’s important to take food safety seriously all the time, and extra vigilance in the summer may be necessary as foodborne illnesses increase during the warmer months…READ MORE

bbqSummer Food Safety: Tips for Parents & Kids

Summer recess is just around the corner, and kids and parents alike can look forward to fun outdoor activities such as pool parties, BBQs… READ MORE