Resource | Research, Analysis & Background | General/Other
State of Origin for USDA Foods

The State of Origin data report for each fiscal year includes information on states where USDA purchased foods in that year. Learn where your USDA Foods are likely to come from, and what the top food is in your state!

Resource | Nutrition Education
Healthy Recipes from Lac du Flambeau

The Nutrition Educator from the Lac du Flambeau Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians in Wisconsin has compiled a cookbook containing healthy recipes that utilize USDA Foods found in the FDPIR food package.

Resource | Policy Memos | COVID–19: Child Nutrition Response #16
Nationwide Waiver to Allow Offer Versus Serve Flexibilities in the Summer Food Service Program

During the public health emergency due to COVID-19, FNS waives, for all states, requirements that limit the use of Offer versus Serve (OVS) to school food authorities and require sponsors to apply OVS under the rules followed for the National School Lunch Program.

Resource | Policy Memos | COVID–19: Child Nutrition Response #15
Nationwide Waiver to Waive First Week Site Visits in the SFSP

FNS waives the requirement that SFSP sponsors are required to visit each of their sites at least once during the first week of operation. This waiver applies to state agencies administering and local organizations that have operated the SFSP successfully in the previous year, and SFSP sponsors in good standing that have successfully participated in the Child and Adult Care Food Program or the National School Lunch Program.  

Resource | Newsletters
E-letter Archive

The Dirt, USDA’s Office of Community Food Systems monthly E-letter is chock full of updates, webinar info, relevant news, and field notes. Check out the archives, below, to explore grantee success stories, resource highlights, and Census facts.

Resource | Policy Memos | COVID–19: Child Nutrition Response # 19
Nationwide Waiver of Food Service Management Contract Duration in the NLSP and SFSP

FNS waives  food service management company contracts duration requirements for all state agencies, school food authorities, and Summer Food Service Program sponsors. Contracts that may expire by or around June 30, 2020 may be extended through school year 2020-2021.

Resource | Grants
Grant Awards

Designed to increase the availability of local foods in schools, USDA Farm to School grants can help farm to school programs get started or expand existing efforts. Funds support a wide range of activities from training, planning, and developing partnerships to creating new menu items, establishing supply chains, offering taste tests to children, purchasing equipment, planting school gardens, and organizing field trips to agricultural operations.

Resource | Grants
2020 Farm to School Grant Awardees

The 2020 Farm to School Grant Awardees report is a detailed summary of the projects receiving Farm to School Grants for the upcoming grant cycle.

Resource | Policy Memos | COVID–19: Child Nutrition Response #37
Nationwide Waiver to Allow Offer Versus Serve Flexibility for Senior High Schools in the NSLP for SY 2020–2021

Pursuant to the Families First Coronavirus Response Act and based on the exceptional circumstances of this public health emergency, FNS is establishing a nationwide waiver to support access to nutritious meals while minimizing potential exposure to the novel coronavirus (COVID–19) for school year 2020-2021. This waiver applies to the National School Lunch Program.

Resource | Technical Assistance & Guidance
WBSCM References

References for user roles, status codes, material codes and reports, and business partners and relationships are provided to understand how Web Based Supply Chain Management data connects with business operations.