Resource | Research | Benefit Content/Cost
WIC Participant and Program Characteristics 2018 Food Packages and Costs Report

​​This report supplements FNS administrative data on total food costs by estimating the average monthly food costs for each WIC participant category and food package type. It also estimates total pre- and post-rebate dollars spent on 18 major categories of WIC-eligible foods in FY 2018.

Resource | Technical Assistance & Guidance | General/Other
Farm to School Grant Budget Revisions

Guidance for Farm to School Grant participants seeking to complete the SF-424 and adjust their projects budget mid-grant cycle.

Resource | Webinars/Videos | Demonstrations
Developing and Writing a Successful Application

This webinar addresses key characteristics of a competitive Farm to School Grant Program application. This webinar was recorded Friday, Nov. 13, 2020.

Resource | Research | SNAP Benefit Use
Benefit Redemption Patterns in SNAP: Fiscal Year 2017

This report examines patterns of SNAP benefit redemption in Fiscal Year 2017 and compares those patterns with findings from two similar studies conducted for Fiscal Years 2003 and 2009.

Resource | Webinars/Videos | Program Access
Farm to School Grant Program Overview and How to Apply

Farm to School Grant Program Overview and How to Apply is a webinar from the USDA-FNS Office of Community Food Systems National Office Team. This webinar was originally recorded Nov. 10, 2020.

Resource | Webinars/Videos | General/Other
2020 Farm to School Grantee Progress Report

This webinar is the 2020 Farm to School Grantee Progress Report Webinar, recorded on Oct. 1, 2020. This webinar is intended for 2020 Farm to School Grantees and USDA OCFS staff explain the process for submitting Farm to School Grant Progress reports.

Resource | Webinars/Videos | General/Other
FY2020 Farm to School Grant Baseline Webinar

Part one of a two part webinar for 2020 Farm to School Grantees on how to report and transmit both baseline information and semi-annual progress reports required for the Farm to School Grants. Both parts were recorded live via WebEx on Oct. 1, 2020.

Resource | Research | Assessing/Improving Operations
Evaluation of the Direct Certification with Medicaid for Free and Reduced-Price Meals (DCM-F/RP) Demonstrations, Year 2

This report examines the impact of using Medicaid data to directly certify students for free and reduced-price school meals in the National School Lunch and School Breakfast Programs in fifteen states in School Year 2017-18. Certification, participation, and reimbursement outcomes for Cohort 1 states in their second year of implementation and Cohort 2 states in their first year of implementation are discussed.

Resource | Research | Study & Evaluation Plan
Study and Evaluation Plan (2020)

The Food and Nutrition Service conducts a variety of studies, evaluations, and related activities that respond to the needs of policy makers and managers and help ensure that nutrition assistance programs achieve their goals effectively. These plans provide short descriptions of projects that have been or will be funded in each fiscal year.

Resource | Research | Food/Nutrient Analysis
WIC Infant and Toddler Feeding Practices Study 2: Fourth Year Report

The WIC Infant and Toddler Feeding Practices Study-2 (WIC ITFPS-2), also known as the “Feeding My Baby" Study, is the only national study to capture data on caregivers and their children over the first 6 years of the child's life regardless of their continued participation in WIC. Overall, the study examines child-feeding practices, associations between WIC services and those practices, and the health and nutrition outcomes of children who received WIC around birth. This report, the fifth in the series generated from this study, focuses on the dietary intake patterns and weight status of children during the fourth year of life. The report also examines families' WIC experiences and their perceptions of the program's impact.