Food Distribution

USDA Foods in Schools

Last Published: 03/08/2019

The USDA Foods in Schools program supports domestic nutrition programs and American agricultural producers through purchases of 100% American-grown and -produced foods for use by schools and institutions participating in the following nutrition programs:

USDA Food Options

USDA Foods are available to Child Nutrition Programs in three ways: direct delivery, USDA Foods Processing, and the USDA DoD Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program. The following resources provide more information on the foods available and the methods of distribution:

Program Resources

Background information, policy, and resources available for the administration of the Schools/Child Nutrition USDA Foods Programs.

Show Us Your Tray Photo Contest

Show us how you use USDA Foods proteins, fruits, vegetables, grains, and dairy to liven up your school meals.