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Resource | Technical Assistance & Guidance Professional Standards: Resources

These resources provide school nutrition professionals with the knowledge and tools to implement and meet the professional standards requirements within their programs.

Resource | Technical Assistance & Guidance Recursos de los estándares profesionales

Los estándares profesionales son una norma que determina los requisitos anuales de capacitación y criterios de contratación para profesionales en los programas de nutrición escolar. Estas normas brindan estándares profesionales consistentes a nivel nacional y fortalecen la capacidad de los profesionales de la nutrición escolar para desempeñar sus funciones de manera eficaz y eficiente.

Resource | Technical Assistance Child Nutrition Database

The Child Nutrition Database is a required part of the nutrient analysis software approved by USDA for use in the National School Lunch Program and School Breakfast Program. It is a nutrient database of over 10,000 food items.

Resource | Policy Memos Initial Site Visits in the Summer Food Service Program

This guidance memo addresses sponsors’ monitoring requirements of its sites and food service operations in the SFSP. This guidance applies to sponsors’ management responsibilities of conducting initial site visits and full reviews of food service, including visits of non-congregate rural meal sites.

SFSP 10-2023
Resource | Technical Assistance & Guidance Crediting Meats/Meat Alternates in Child Nutrition Programs Tip Sheet

The Meats/Meat Alternates Tip Sheet is designed for program operators as a handy and easy-to-use reference on how to credit meats/meat alternates and incorporate them into the meal pattern requirements.

Resource | Fact Sheets Integrating Local Foods into Child Nutrition Programs

This fact sheet, available in both English and Spanish, reviews the steps to successfully integrate local food in child nutrition programs.

Resource | Technical Assistance & Guidance I'm New to Farm to School

I'm New to Farm to School is a place full of resources to help you to get your farm to school program growing. 

Resource | Technical Assistance & Guidance Support for Child Nutrition Program Operators

This table shows the estimated additional funding that school meal and child and adult day care providers will receive for school year 2022-23.

Resource | Technical Assistance & Guidance | FNS-GD-2018-0001 Food Buying Guide for Child Nutrition Programs

The Food Buying Guide for child nutrition programs has all of the current information in one manual to help you and your purchasing agent buy the right amount of food and the appropriate type of food for your program(s), and determine the specific contribution each food makes toward the meal pattern requirements.

Resource | Fact Sheets Integración de alimentos de origen local a los programas de nutrición infantil

Esta hoja informativa, disponible en inglés y español, repasa los pasos para integrar con éxito los alimentos de origien local a los programas de nutrición infantil.

Page updated: October 14, 2021