Resource | Guidance Documents | FNS-GD-2013-0028
The Food Allergy Book

English and Spanish versions of, "The Food Allergy Book: What School Employees Need to Know". Written by NEA Healthy Futures, a nonprofit organization affiliated with the National Education Association. 

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2013-0030
Enhancing the School Food Safety Program FAQs

This memorandum and its attachment supersede SP-37-2011, Child Nutrition 2010: Enhancing the School Food Safety Program. Attached are Questions and Answers regarding the school food safety requirements for schools participating in FNS child nutrition programs.

SP37-2013
Resource | Technical Assistance
Guidance for School Food Authorities: Developing a School Food Safety Program Based on the Process Approach to HACCP Principles

This document serves as USDA guidance for the implementation of HACCP-based food safety programs in schools participating in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP) or the School Breakfast Program (SBP).

Resource | Technical Assistance
Creating Your School Food Defense Plan

Food defense is having measures in place to reduce the chances of someone intentionally contaminating the food used in your foodservice operation in order to harm children and cause panic, alarm, and distrust in our food supply.

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2012-0032
Health and Safety Standards for Outside-School-Hours Care Centers and At-Risk Afterschool Care Centers

The purpose of this memorandum is to assist Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) state agencies in determining applicable health and safety standards for outside-school-hours care centers (OSHCC) and at-risk afterschool care centers and documenting compliance with those standards, if applicable.

CACFP15-2012
Resource | Technical Assistance
Food Safety Tips for School Gardens

The  practices addressed in this document will help program operators enhance the safety of fruits and  vegetables grown in school gardens.
 

Resource | Technical Assistance
Verifying On-Farm Food Safety

Verifying On-Farm Food Safety. Prior to purchasing produce from a local farm, school nutrition operators should visit the farm to observe key food safety practices and ask questions about produce handling.