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Overview of Summer Meal Programs Data

Self-serve Summer Meal Program Data!

The Texas Department of Agriculture (TDA) has made Food and Nutrition data publicly available through the Texas Open Data Portal.
Summer meal program data is provided at the site level and is available by program year.

Summer meal programs include:
  • Seamless Summer Option (SSO)
  • Summer Food Service Program (SFSP)
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NEW FIELDS HAVE BEEN ADDED!
Beginning summer 2019, new data fields indicating sponsor and site active status, termination status, and terminated as-of date have been added to 2018-2019 Contacts datasets. 

Older datasets will not be updated.

Summer Dataset Overview and Update Schedule

All datasets contain program participant data at the site level for the following data:
  • Sponsor/Contracting Entity (CE) name, TDA Sponsor/CE ID, ESC region, TDA region, Texas county
  • Site name, TDA site ID, Site county
  • Type of agency
    • Educational Institution, For Profit Organization, Government Agency, Indian Tribe, Military Installation, Private Non-Profit, Other
  • Type of organization
    • SSO: Charter, Private, Public, Residential Child Care Institution (RCCI)
    • SFSP: Nonresidential Summer Camp, Private Non-Profit, Residential Camp, School Food Authority, Unit of Government
In addition, Contact and Program Participation datasets, Meal Count datasets, and Meal Reimbursement datasets contain more detailed information on each of TDA's summer meal programs. 
Scroll to the bottom of the page for a list of TDA Food and Nutrition data fields available in each TDA dataset for summer meal programs published on the Texas Open Data Portal. 
Mousing over the data field names will open a pop-up data description for that data field. New fields added in summer 2019 are indicated by orange font. 
A printable version of the TDA Food and Nutrition datasets and data fields available on the Texas Open Data Portal can be downloaded as a PDF here

Contacts and Program Participation

Contacts, addresses, participation in summer programs for any sponsor and site approved to operate in the program year. 
Access these contact datasets by clicking on the program year below
All Summer Sites (SSO & SFSP)

Summer Food Service Program (SFSP)
Seamless Summer Option (SSO)

Site-level Meal Counts Data

Number of meal service days and meals served by meal type and month for site claims paid or approved to pay. TDA collects meal counts at the site level. Reimbursements for meals served are reported at the sponsor/Contracting Entity level.
Access these contact datasets by clicking on the program year below
Summer Food Service Program (SFSP)
Seamless Summer Option (SSO)

Sponsor-level Meal Reimbursement Data

Number of meals served and reimbursed by meal type and month for sponsor (Contracting Entity) claims paid or approved to pay. TDA collects meal counts at the site level. Reimbursements for meals served are reported at the sponsor/Contracting Entity level.
Access these contact datasets by clicking on the program year below
Summer Food Service Program (SFSP)
Seamless Summer Option (SSO)

Summer Meal Programs Dataset Content Overview Diagram - Contacts, All summer sites

Summer Meal Programs Dataset Content Overview Diagram - Contacts, Summer Food Service Program

Summer Meal Programs Dataset Content Overview Diagram - Contacts, Seamless Summer Option

Summer Meal Programs Dataset Content Overview Diagram - Claims, SFSP

Summer Meal Programs Dataset Content Diagram - Claims, Seamless Summer Option