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COVID-19 Guidance for Managing USDA Foods Inventories in SY 2020-2021

This webinar provides guidance on flexibilities available to help you manage USDA Foods in Schools during these unprecedented times due to COVID-19. Topics include information on USDA Foods direct delivered products, USDA Department of Defense (DoD) Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program, and the National Processing Program. We cover some actions you can take to assist with utilization of USDA Foods inventories and minimize food loss. This webinar is intended for State Distributing Agency and FNS Regional Office staff who manage USDA Foods in Schools programs.

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The Enhanced CSFP Food Package in Action: Where Are We Now?

In early 2020, programs began to implement the enhanced CSFP food package that includes more variety, flexibility, and healthier food options. This webinar focuses on the food package enhancements and how to successfully manage inventory to adjust for client preferences, logistical challenges, and inventory shortfalls. We provide an overview of the new foods that have improved the food package and review the inventory ordering tool to help states and local agencies adjust to changing needs based on client feedback.

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It's a New School Year: What's Happening with USDA Foods in Schools

This webinar highlights recent updates and provides guidance on managing USDA Foods in Schools, including information on the USDA Department of Defense (DoD) Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program and National Processing Program. We cover updates on allocating funds and adding new sites to USDA DoD Fresh, monitoring USDA Foods inventories, and details on SY 2020-2021 entitlement calculations, including the Families First Coronavirus Response Act Opt-In Waiver for School Year 2020- 2021 National School Lunch Program USDA Foods Entitlement Calculations.

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CSFP 101

The CSFP 101 webinar provides attendees with a brief history of CSFP, allowable uses of administrative funds, and policy basics.  Attendees also receive an overview of CSFP income eligibility standards and distribution of CSFP food package policies. This webinar is intended for state and local agencies who manage CSFP.

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Using USDA DoD Fresh in the Summer Foodservice Program

This webinar is for states who are currently using, or are interested in applying for, the USDA DoD Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program in the Summer Food Service Program (SFSP). We share tools and best practices to assist state agencies, SFSP sponsors, and SFSP sites in using their resources to provide fresh fruits and vegetables to SFSP participants during the summer months.  

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CSFP Caseload Management Webinar

Each January the USDA releases annual Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP) caseload levels for states. This February 20, 2020 webinar discussed how national caseload is calculated, how states receive additional caseload, and best practices for caseload management.  Additionally, we provided an overview of the new CSFP certification period requirements under the 2018 Farm Bill and how the change affects caseload management.

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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.

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How to Encourage Variety in the 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. 

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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.

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Demystifying the USDA Foods Complaints Process Part 3: Results and Resolution

This webinar is Part 3 of our webinar series “Demystifying USDA Food Complaints.” It focuses on results and resolution in the USDA Foods complaint process for USDA Foods in schools. The USDA Foods Complaint Team, as represented by Tony Wilkins, presents different scenarios as USDA Foods are transported from the vendor to their final destination, school kitchens. The intended audience is individuals involved with the National School Lunch Program: SFAs and all distributing agencies and recipient agencies, including SDAs as well as schools and warehouses.