Resource | Fact Sheets
School Nutrition and Meal Cost Study: Methods Used to Estimate the Cost of Producing School Meals

This fact sheet summarizes the methods used in the School Nutrition and Meal Cost Study (SNMCS) to collect, process, and analyze data to estimate the cost of producing reimbursable school meals. The methods were based on approaches used in prior USDA studies.

Resource | Fact Sheets
School Nutrition and Meal Cost Study: Methods Used to Examine Student Dietary Intakes

This fact sheet describes the methods used in the School Nutrition and Meal Cost Study (SNMCS) to collect, process, and analyze data on students’ dietary intakes.

Resource | Fact Sheets
School Nutrition & Meal Cost Study: Methods Used to Examine Nutritional Characteristics of School Meals

This fact sheet describes the methods used in the School Nutrition and Meal Cost Study (SNMCS) to collect, process, and analyze data to examine nutritional characteristics of school meals. 

Resource | Fact Sheets
School Nutrition & Meal Cost Study: Plate Waste in School Meals

This fact sheet describes the methods used in the School Nutrition and Meal Cost Study (SNMCS) to collect, process, and analyze data to assess plate waste in the school meal programs.

Resource | Fact Sheets
School Nutrition & Meal Cost Study: Study Design & Implementation

The School Nutrition and Meal Cost Study (SNMCS) was a comprehensive study of the school meal programs. This fact sheet provides an overview of the design and implementation of the SNMCS, including the research objectives, sample design, data collection approach, and response rates. 

Resource | Product Information
USDA Foods in Schools Foods Product Information Sheets - Meat/Meat Alternates

USDA Foods in Schools Foods Product Information Sheets containing USDA Foods description and WBSCM ID for meat/meat alternates. 

Resource | Nutrition Education
Back to School

These are resources to assist school nutrition professionals as they plan School Year 2021-2022.

Resource | Nutrition Education
Stronger with School Meals Educational Materials

School meals, and the school nutrition professionals that provide them, help children be strong physically and mentally. Celebrate the school community and promote healthy foods with these fun new school meals materials.

Resource | Webinars/Videos
Procurement Strategies for School Year 2021-2022: Webinar for School Food Authorities

This webinar discusses school meal procurement strategies and USDA school meal program flexibilities, waivers, and training resources for School Year 2021-2022. 

Resource | Webinars/Videos
Procurement Strategies for School Year 2021-2022: Webinar for State Agencies

This webinar focuses on USDA school meal program flexibilities, waivers, and training resources to help state and school food authorities (SFAs) navigate supply chain issues during School Year 2021-2022.