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2017 Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) Training Opportunities

To:Summer Food Service Programs (SFSP) Sponsors
From:Robert Leshin, Director
Office for Food and Nutrition Programs
Date:February 28, 2017


The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) requires Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) sponsors to annually attend State agency training. The Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (ESE), Office for Food and Nutrition Programs will offer twelve training opportunities for Fiscal Year 2017 (FY17) SFSP new and returning sponsoring agencies. The trainings planned are:

FY17 SFSP Application and Technical Assistance Open House:

 Training Session #1Training Session #2Training Session #3
April 25, 2017
May 9, 2017
May 17, 2017
Time:9:00 am–3:00 pm
Participants may arrive and depart any time during these hours.
Location:ESE, 75 Pleasant St, Malden, MA 02148, (781)-338-6480

  • ESE consultants will be available to assist with any aspect of application or claiming process.
  • Suggested attendees: Administrative staff responsible for submission of application or claims.
  • Registration form

FY 17 SFSP Update and Review Webinar:

 Training Session #1Training Session # 2
Date:Monday — May 15, 2017Wednesday — May 24, 2017
Time:2:00 pm–3:30 pm
(login opens at 1:15 pm)
12:00 pm–1:30 pm
(login opens at 11:15 am)

  • Topics include policy updates, civil rights compliance, recordkeeping reminders and farm to summer site activities.
  • Suggested attendees: All staff of sponsoring organizations.
  • Registration form

Regional Workshop Series

ESE is providing full day workshops in three regional locations. Separate topics will be addressed during the morning and afternoon sessions. Staff may sign up for one or both sessions. A registration form must be completed for all attendees. Each sponsoring organization can send a maximum of two participants.

 Central / West RegionSouth East/ Cape CodNorth East Region
Date:Wednesday — May 3, 2017Friday — May 19, 2017Monday — June 19, 2017
Morning Session
10:00 am–12:30 pm
Administering the SFSP
Afternoon Session
1:30 pm–4:00 pm
Operating a Successful Summer Feeding Site
Location:Holyoke Community College
303 Homestead Ave,
Holyoke, MA 01040
(413) 538-7000
Mashpee Public Library
64 Steeple St,
Mashpee, MA 02649
(508) 539-1435
75 Pleasant St,
Malden, MA 02148

Administering the Summer Food Service Program Workshop:

  • Topics include procurement, farm to summer, sponsor recordkeeping requirements and preparing for a state agency review.
  • Suggested attendees: Key administrative and procurement staff, and staff who implement training.
  • Registration form

Operating a Successful Summer Feeding Site Workshop:

  • Topics include site recordkeeping requirements, point of service meal counts, meal pattern and strategies to increase participation.
  • Suggested attendees: Site supervisors, monitors and staff who develop and implement training.
  • Registration form

For registration assistance please contact Marisol Montes by telephone at 781-338-6480 or by email at For any questions related to trainings contact Denise Courtney at 781-338-6467 or by email at You will receive confirmation of your training registration via email.



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Last Updated: March 10, 2017
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