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Hot lunch? Cold lunch? Creating a menu that appeals to kids is important to drawing kids to your summer meal program. Summer is a great time to engage kids in a positive culinary experience and help shape healthy habits. Try these:

  • Engage kids in taste tests
  • Bring in the summer BBQ
  • Partner with local farmers to bring in fresh produce
  • Solicit kid input into your school-year menu

Here are some sample menus to get you started. Remember! If you are a school district serving summer meals through NSLP/Seamless Summer Feeding Option (SSFO), your meals must meet the new meal patterns. Summer meal providers operating through the Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) can find meal guidance here.

City of Long Beach Parks & Recreation (vendor: Long Beach USD) 

Riverside USD’s 

Redwood Empire Food Bank’s 

Redwood Empire Food Bank’s 

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