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USDA Foods e-Letters

USDA Foods from Farm to Plate  e-Letters feature resources, news, and best practices, rotating our monthly focus between a general e-Letter and a trio of program-specific e-Letters: “Spotlight on Schools” for USDA Foods in the National School Lunch Program and other child nutrition programs, “Household Highlights” for the Commodity Supplemental Food Program and The Emergency Food Assistance Program, and “FDPIR Connection” for the Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations. 

Resource | Technical Assistance & Guidance

IFMS User Resources

Active IFMS users can access instructional materials, forms, and helpful references through the IFMS application. These materials are regularly updated to reflect the latest system changes with each release.

Resource | Nutrition Education

FDPIR Sharing Gallery: Recipes and Cookbooks

This gallery contains cookbooks and recipes that specifically target participants of FDPIR. Resources come from including ITOs, non-profit organizations, and the USDA. Cookbooks and recipes can be used to provide participants with ideas on how to utilize foods found in their FDPIR food package.

Resource | Newsletters

IFMS NewsWatch

IFMS NewsWatch e-Letters provide monthly updates about the Integrated Food Management System, including recent transition activities, ongoing development, user resources, and tips for new users to prepare for IFMS.

Resource | Technical Assistance & Guidance

CACFP Meal Pattern Training Worksheets

CACFP Worksheets in English and Spanish: These worksheets can be used to empower CACFP providers with the knowledge, skills, and expertise to implement CACFP meal pattern requirements.

Resource | Technical Assistance & Guidance

Hojas de capacitación del patrón de comidas para el Programa de Alimentos para el Cuidado de Niños y Adultos (CACFP)

Estas hojas de capacitación se pueden usar para fortalecer el conocimiento, las habilidades y la experiencia de los proveedores y los operadores del Programa de Alimentos para el Cuidado de Niños y Adultos (CACFP, por sus siglas en inglés) para implementar los requisitos del patrón de comidas del CACFP.

Resource | Technical Assistance & Guidance

CACFP Meal Pattern Training Slides

Inspired by Team Nutrition’s CACFP Halftime: Thirty on Thursdays Training Webinars, these ready-to-go presentation slides can be used by state agencies, sponsoring organizations, and others to train providers, operators, and menu planners on the CACFP meal patterns.

Resource | Technical Assistance & Guidance

Diapositivas de capacitación sobre el patrón de comidas del Programa de Alimentos para Cuidado de Niños y Adultos

Estas diapositivas están inspiradas en los seminarios web de Team Nutrition de Medio tiempo del CACFP: Treinta los jueves. Las agencias estatales, las organizaciones patrocinadoras y otros pueden usar estas diapositivas para capacitar proveedores, operadores y planificadores de los menús sobre los patrones de comidas del Programa de Alimentos para el Cuidado de Niños y Adultos (CACFP, por sus siglas en inglés). 

Resource | Technical Assistance & Guidance | FNS-GD-2021-0107

WIC and WIC Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program Outreach, Innovation, and Program Modernization Strategy

The American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 provided USDA with $390 million, available through FY 2024, to carry out outreach, innovation, and program modernization efforts to increase participation and redemption of benefits for both WIC and WIC FMNP.

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2021-0084

Child Tax Credit and SNAP

On March 11, 2021, President Joseph R. Biden signed the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 providing support for American families, state governments, and communities to rebuild lives and respond to the COVID-19 public health emergency. This letter discusses important opportunities to support low-income families by advising them of the Child Tax Credit.