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Resource | Technical Assistance & Guidance

USDA DoD Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program

The USDA DoD Fresh program allows schools and ITOs to buy fresh produce. The program is operated by the Defense Logistics Agency at DoD. 

Resource | Newsletters

USDA Foods e-Letters

USDA Foods from Farm to Plate e-letters feature resources, news, and best practices, rotating our monthly focus between a trio of program-specific e-letters.

Resource | Fact Sheets

USDA Foods: A Resource for Maximizing Food Budgets To Buy Local

This factsheet explains how USDA Foods support the Dietary Guidelines for Americans and the school meal pattern requirements to make it easier for schools to prepare healthy meals using local foods.

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Resource | Fact Sheets

USDA DoD Fresh Program: A Source for Locally Grown Produce

This fact sheet provides information on how to use USDA DoD Fresh to purchase local produce.

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Resource | Technical Assistance & Guidance

GS1 GDSN and the USDA Foods Database FAQs

These questions and answers provide more information about the USDA Foods Database.

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 | Toolkits

USDA Foods Toolkit for Child Nutrition Programs

The USDA Foods Toolkit is a collection of valuable resources to assist child nutrition professionals in effectively using their USDA Food entitlement and to help them educate students, staff, and the community about the healthy contributions that USDA Foods provide to their meal programs.

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

New Requirements for USDA Vendors: Reporting of Nutrition, Allergen, and Ingredient Information for USDA Foods in Schools

This webinar is intended for vendors that supply USDA Foods.