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Resource | Technical Assistance & Guidance

USDA Foods Available List for SY 2023

See what foods are available for your menus next school year!

Resource | Technical Assistance & Guidance

USDA Foods Database

This initiative introduces new reporting requirements for USDA vendors regarding reporting of nutrition, allergen, and ingredient information for USDA Foods in Schools.  

Resource | Technical Assistance & Guidance

GS1 GDSN and the USDA Foods Database FAQs

The USDA Foods Database provides nutrition, allergen, and ingredient information for USDA Foods in Schools direct delivered products. States and school districts can access this database to learn more about the USDA Foods products offered on the USDA Foods Available List. These questions and answers provide more information about the USDA Foods Database.

Resource | Product Information

USDA Foods in Schools Product Information Sheets - Grains

USDA Foods in Schools Product Information Sheets containing USDA Foods description and WBSCM ID for grains. 

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USDA Foods in Schools Foods Product Information Sheets - Meat/Meat Alternates

USDA Foods in Schools Foods Product Information Sheets containing USDA Foods description and WBSCM ID for meat/meat alternates. 

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USDA Foods in Schools Product Information Sheets - Vegetables

USDA Foods in Schools Product Information Sheets with description and WBSCM ID for vegetables. 

Resource | Success Stories

USDA Foods in Schools Photo Contest

Each year we ask child nutrition professionals to inspire other foodservice professionals and submit a picture of your most creative meal utilizing USDA Foods.  With more than 200 USDA Foods items available, we want to highlight each food group and the innovative ways in which they can be used.

Resource | Recipes

USDA Foods in Schools Additional Resources

A compilation of resources for operators of USDA Foods in Schools and child nutrition programs.  

Resource | Webinars/Videos

Managing USDA Foods for Schools Entitlement, Orders, and Inventories in SY 2021-2022

This webinar provides best practices to help you manage USDA Foods in Schools for school year 2021-2022. 

Resource | Product Information

USDA Foods Expected to be Available

This page contains links to USDA Foods that are available or expected to be made available to participants in each of the food distribution programs.