Skip to main content
U.S. flag

An official website of the United States government

Resource | Books

TN Popular Events Idea Booklet

Are you looking for fun ways to promote nutrition and physical activity at your elementary or middle school? Use this events idea booklet to get started!

Resource | Webinars/Videos

Finding, Buying and Serving Local Foods - Tying It All Together and Digging In

During the last webinar in the twelve-part series, the USDA Farm to School Program offers a speedy recap of the variety of ways districts can purchase local foods, and talks through an example of how one district is tying it all together with a comprehensive local purchasing program. Deborah Kane, the National Director of USDA's Farm to School Program, wraps up the webinar by showing us how local procurement fits into the larger farm to school picture and shares several resources that are available to help you meet your local purchasing goals.

Resource | Webinars/Videos

Finding, Buying and Serving Local Food - Working with Distributors

In this webinar, the sixth in this series, USDA's Farm to School Team discusses how schools can purchase local products through distributors. A food service director from Tennessee and a farm to school coordinator from Georgia share how they've been able to work with distributors to buy local foods.

Resource | Webinars/Videos

Finding, Buying and Serving Local Foods - Using Specifications to Target Local Products

In this webinar, the fifth in the series, we discuss how schools can purchase local products by using product specifications, vendor requirements and evaluation criteria. For example, schools can require that vendors offer farm visits or origin labeling, or a school might request a variety of product only grown in the nearby region.

Resource | Webinars/Videos

Healthy Habits Take Root – Farm to School Impacts

Resource | Webinars/Videos

Healthy Habits Take Root – Going Local

In celebration of National Farm to School Month, we bring you a five-part video series featuring testimonials from more than 30 USDA Farm to School grantees. From Maine to Alaska, USDA supports farm to school programs all across the country. School districts - large, small, urban and rural - are serving local products and teaching students where their food comes from. The videos highlight the many ways grantees are bringing the farm to school.

Resource | Webinars/Videos

Finding and Creating School Recipes for Success with USDA Foods

In this Dec. 4, 2014, webinar, Malissa Marsden provides an overview of how to create and modify standardized recipes, and Dayle Hayes shares a variety of available resources from agricultural boards, social media, and school nutrition programs.

Resource | Webinars/Videos

Creating Healthy Menus Using USDA Foods

In this Oct. 16, 2014, webinar, Christina Riley of FNS provides an overview of USDA Foods nutrition, and Scott Richardson of Project Bread, Laurie Colgan of the Vermont Agency of Education, and Ed Herrera of the Idaho State Department of Education present school meals recipe resources developed by their organizations.

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2015-0003

Eligibility of White Potatoes for Purchase with the Cash-Value Voucher

This policy memorandum provides guidance on implementing the provisions that requires state agencies to include white potatoes as an eligible purchase with the WIC cash-value voucher.

WPM 2015-3