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Resource | Webinars/Videos Understanding the USDA DoD Fresh Program and FFAVORS

Webinar recording from September 8, 2022 on understanding the USDA DoD Fresh program and the fresh fruit and vegetable order receipt system. 

09/14/2022
Resource | Webinars/Videos What’s New in the USDA DoD Fresh Program?

This webinar discusses recent updates and provides guidance on the USDA Department of Defense (DoD) Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program. Topics covered include: program allocations, adding new schools to Fresh Fruits and Vegetables Order Receipt System (FFAVORS), receipting orders in FFAVORS, and managing school food authority (SFA) expectations. This webinar is intended for FNS regional office and state distributing agency staff who manage USDA Foods in Schools programs.

11/21/2019
Resource | Instructions Refresher on FNS Instruction 709-5: Shipment and Receipt of USDA Foods

This webinar provides USDA Foods recipients, USDA FNS regional offices, and state agencies a refresher on the FNS Instruction 709-5: Shipment and Receipt of USDA Foods. The webinar highlights the five key areas involved with the shipment and receipt of USDA Foods: arranging shipment and delivery, guidance on inspecting the shipment, accepting and receipting the shipment, unloading the shipment, and disposition and replacement of USDA Foods. In addition, E-invoicing in WBSCM and filing complaints is covered.

09/06/2019
Resource | Webinars/Videos How to Encourage Variety in CSFP Food Package

This webinar discusses how to encourage variety in the CSFP Food Package and how to structure and operate your CSFP program to provide the greatest benefit to your clients. 

11/29/2018
Resource | Webinars/Videos The Processing Rule Webinar: A General Overview

This webinar will help you better understand changes to the new USDA Foods processing regulations. USDA staff will review highlights and answer questions.

07/03/2018
Resource | Webinars/Videos Best Practices for Receiving USDA DoD Fresh in FDPIR: Part Two

As part of their FDPIR monthly food package benefit, Indian Tribal Organizations (ITOs) are able to order fresh in-season produce. In Part II of this series, we discuss when different types of produce are available.

05/24/2018
Resource | Webinars/Videos Best Practices for Receiving USDA DoD Fresh in FDPIR: Part One

As part of their FDPIR monthly food package benefit, Indian Tribal Organizations (ITOs) are able to order fresh in-season produce. In Part I of this series, we discuss roles and responsibilities, receiving and checking produce, and how to report complaints. 

04/27/2018
Resource | Webinars/Videos Monitoring with the FDPIR Inventory Calculator

This webinar provided an overview of the FDPIR Inventory Calculator and the FDPIR inventory monitoring process and discussed how to complete an inventory calculator, how to analyze the calculator results, and how the inventory calculator can help with order monitoring and planning. This webinar is appropriate for staff who use or will use the calculator, Team Leads, and Branch Chiefs.

01/30/2018
Resource | Webinars/Videos USDA DoD Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program: The Basics for FDPIR

In this webinar, “The Basics,” Blair Tucker-Gruchala of the Food Distribution Division outlines the history of USDA DoD Fresh, how the program operates, and how to file a USDA DoD Fresh complaint.

06/26/2017
Resource | Webinars/Videos New Horizons in Reporting and Resolving USDA Food Issues in FDPIR

In this webinar focused on the Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations (FDPIR), Tony Wilkins and Matthew Martin from the USDA Food and Nutrition Service, Food Distribution Division, discuss warehousing, explain the USDA Foods feedback process, and provide instructions on how to formally enter a complaint into the Web-Based Supply Chain Management System (WBSCM).

04/06/2017
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