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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 | Policy Memos

FY22 Food and Administrative Funding for TEFAP

This memo is addressed to TEFAP state agencies and provides final FY 2022 funding levels for TEFAP food and administrative grants under the full-year FY 2022 appropriations bill.

Resource | Policy Memos

CSFP: Revised Maximum Monthly Distribution Rates to Return to Full Vegetable Issuance

This memorandum provides return to the full issuance of eight units of vegetables or soup in CSFP food packages for May 2022 distributions and beyond.

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

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 | Technical Assistance & Guidance

Integrated Food Management System (IFMS)

The Integrated Food Management System replaces the legacy, Automated Inventory System. IFMS consolidates food distribution transactions into a seamless, easy-to-use cloud-based platform.

Resource | Technical Assistance & Guidance

IFMS Release Updates

IFMS continues to evolve based on user feedback and releases to provide fixes and enhancements are scheduled every six to eight weeks.

Resource | Webinars/Videos

Best Practices for Storage and Distribution of USDA Foods in Schools

Webinar discusses information that should be included on inventory reports for quick action to keep distribution costs reasonable and ensure USDA Foods are efficiently delivered to schools. 

 

Resource | Guidance Documents

FDPIR Monthly Distribution Guide Rates By Household Size

FNS Handbook 501, Exhibit O shows the FDPIR monthly distribution guide rates by household size effective Oct. 1, 2021. This document is commonly referred to as the "FDPIR Guide Rate."  

FNS Handbook 501, Exhibit O
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.