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Resource | Newsletters

The Dirt: Farm to School e-Letter

The Dirt is USDA’s Farm to School program monthly e-Letter with updates, webinar info, relevant news, and field notes. 

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

Selling Local Food to Schools: A Resource for Producers

This factsheet reviews best practices for producers to learn about how to sell local food to schools.

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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

Farm to Child Nutrition Programs Planning Guide

The Farm to Child Nutrition Planning Guide directs you through questions to consider when starting or growing a farm to school, farm to child care, or farm to summer program. This planning guide should be used as a supplemental tool to the Farm to School Planning Toolkit. 

 

Resource | Technical Assistance & Guidance

Farm to School Resources

Find resources to implement, sustain and maintain your farm to school program. 

Resource | Grants

Celebrating the Flavors of School Meals

See how states are using fiscal year 2021 Team Nutrition Training Grants to develop new school meal recipes reflecting local foods and cultures.

Resource | Webinars/Videos

Seeding Success- Farm to School Grant Requirements

This pre-recorded webinar features USDA Farm to School Program staff, who summarize grantee reporting requirements and review the processes for submitting no-cost extensions, as well as project and budget amendments.

Resource | Webinars/Videos

Meal Talk: School Breakfast

This March 9, 2022 webinar provided an overview of USDA’s SBP, including the benefits of school breakfast, program requirements, and resources for navigating supply chain challenges.