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Resource | Technical Assistance & Guidance

CSFP Sharing Gallery: Presentations & Training

CSFP works to improve the health of low-income persons at least 60 years of age by supplementing their diets with nutritious USDA Foods. Visit the CSFP homepage to learn more about the program. Materials in the gallery are shared here to help agencies provide more nutrition and food information to CSFP participants.

Resource | Product Information

USDA Foods Expected to be Available

This page contains links to USDA Foods that are available or expected to be made available to participants in each of the food distribution programs.

Resource | Fact Sheets

Off-site Monitoring Fact Sheets for Child Nutrition Programs

FNS issued eight child nutrition programs off-site monitoring fact sheets to assist states and sponsors in conducting off-site monitoring of child nutrition programs during the pandemic. These documents include a fact sheet that has background information on all programs, as well as separate facts sheets for state and local operators for each program.

Resource | Webinars/Videos

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.

Resource | Nutrition Education

Healthy Recipes from Lac du Flambeau

The nutrition educator from the Lac du Flambeau Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians in Wisconsin has compiled a cookbook containing healthy recipes that utilize USDA Foods found in the FDPIR food package.

Resource | Fact Sheets

Nutrition Benefits of the Commodity Supplemental Food Program

Learn how CSFP helps seniors meet MyPlate dietary recommendations

Resource | Product Information

USDA Foods in Schools Product Information Sheets - Other Foods

USDA Foods in Schools Product Information Sheets containing USDA Foods description and WBSCM ID for other foods. 

Resource | Product Information

USDA Foods in Schools Product Information Sheets - Fruits

USDA Foods Product Information Sheets containing USDA Foods description and WBSCM ID for fruits. 

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2020-0007

Revised Guidance for Use of Vendor/Private Staff in Call Centers: 2020 Update

Building on best practices to date and consistent with USDA’s efforts to improve customer service and increase state flexibility within the bounds of the law, while continuing to encourage states as laboratories of innovation, FNS is once again expanding allowable activities for states seeking to use vendor/private staff in call centers

Resource | Fact Sheets

FDPNE Grant Program Factsheet

This factsheet provides an overview of the Food Distribution Program Nutrition Education (FDPNE) grant program.