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Summer Food Service Program (SFSP)

Turnip the Beet Award

The USDA Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) is recognizing outstanding Summer Food Service Program sponsors across the nation who work hard to offer high quality meals that are appetizing, appealing, and nutritious during the summer months through the Turnip the Beet Award.

  • The 2016 Turnip the Beet Nomination Form and a one-month menu must be submitted to Ashley Moen by Friday, Dec. 9, 2016.
    • Sponsors may submit a self-nomination or be nominated by another party
  • Prizes include:
    • Bronze, Silver, and Gold Winners: featured in USDA FNS Summer Newsletter and receive a certificate
    • Silver and Gold Winners: featured on the USDA blog
    • Gold Winners: identified as a Turnip the Beet winner on the Summer Site Finder map

Summer Food Service Program - Sponsor Information


  • Resources

    • Civil Rights
    • Contracting with a Vendor
    • Food Safety
    • Meal Pattern Requirements
    • Menu Planning
    • Program Regulations
    • Outreach Tools
    • Sponsor Forms
    • Summer Program Grant Opportunities


  • SFSP Sponsor Forms

    • Health Department Notification Letter
    • Income Eligibility Application
    • Income Application Templates
    • Income Eligibility Guidelines
    • Media Release
    • Meal Count Forms
    • Procurement Forms
    • Time Sheet
    • Financial Tracking Tool
    • Monitoring Forms

Find a Summer Site Near You

  • Kids Food Finder Map
  • Hotline Numbers
    • Hunger Free Hotline: 1-855-855-4626 (Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.)
    • Text 'Foodto 877-877

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For more information about the Colorado Summer Food Service Program, please email Ashley Moen or call 303-866-6653.






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