Nutrition and Wellness Programs
Seamless Summer Option
Summer starts and students who relied on the National School Lunch and School Breakfast Programs for their primary source of nutrition are still hungry everyday. Schools already enrolled in the School Breakfast Program (SBP) and/or National School Lunch Program (NSLP) may wish to participate in the Seamless Summer Option. Reimbursement rates for the Seamless Summer Option are the same as the SBP and NSLP rates during the school year.
The Seamless Summer Option combines features of the National School Lunch Program, School Breakfast Program, and Summer Food Service Program (SFSP). This option reduces paperwork and administrative burden, making it easier for schools to feed children from low-income areas during the traditional summer vacation periods, for year-round schools, and long school vacation periods (generally exceeding two to three weeks).
Schools that operate an academic summer school and serve meals to students in attendance must also open their doors to children in the community to participate in the Seamless Summer Option.
By enrolling in the Seamless Summer Option, schools will not only provide a service to children in their school but the community at large.
- Application - Closed June 17, 2013
- Comparison of Seamless Summer and Summer Food Service Program (2/13)
- Daily Meal Count
- Form (4/13)
- Instructions (4/13)
- Information Brochure
- Public Act 096-0734 (which amends Public Act 095-0155)—Summer Food Service Program
- Legislation (Note: you will be instructed to open in pdf or new window)
- Lunch Meal Pattern Addendum
- Questions and Answers (4/13)
- Reimbursement Rates: NSLP Seamless Summer Option
- 2013 Schools Participating in Summer
- Recorded Webinar - April 17, 2013 (40:45)
- Site Monitoring Form (65-17) (6/13)