Resource | Technical Assistance & Guidance
Child Nutrition Program Meal Service During COVID-19

USDA is working closely with states and child nutrition program operators to provide nutritious meals and snacks to children, while supporting social distancing efforts related to the coronavirus (COVID-19). 

Resource | Guidance Documents | 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 | Webinars/Videos
Food Crediting in Child Nutrition Programs - Request for Information

The Request for Information will be available for public comment through April 23, 2018.  The comment period for the Request for Information that was published on Dec. 14, 2017 (82 FR 58792) has been extended from Feb. 12, 2018 to April 23, 2018.

Resource | Webinars/Videos
Healthy Lunch - Crunchy Hawaiian Chicken Wrap
Resource | Webinars/Videos
Energize Your Day with School Breakfast Webinar .

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) began the rollout of updated nutrition standards for the School Breakfast Program at the start of the 2013-14 school year. In recognition of the important role breakfast plays in every child's day, the President's Council on Fitness, Sports, and Nutrition (PCFSN) is highlighting the many benefits of eating a school breakfast as part of its back to school campaign. Together, we are coordinating efforts to ensure that the message reaches as many parents, students, school officials, and community leaders as possible. We cannot accomplish this task alone and invite you to learn more about our recent activities and see where they might complement your own.

Resource | Webinars/Videos
Energizing Your Day with School Breakfast: An Introduction to Updated USDA Toolkit Resources

The purpose of this webinar session is to acquaint the audience with FNS' updated toolkit resources for use in conjunction with the School Breakfast Program (SBP). The toolkit is a collection of digital materials targeted towards school food service directors who are seeking to establish or expand the SBP at one or more serving sites.