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Resource | Infographics 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.

08/04/2023
Resource | Federal Register Documents Healthy Meals Incentives Recognition Awards Application for SFAs

This collection of information is necessary for the application of the Healthy Meals Incentives Recognition Awards by school food authorities.

05/08/2023
Resource | Factsheets Integrating Local Foods into Child Nutrition Programs

This fact sheet, available in both English and Spanish, reviews the steps to successfully integrate local food in child nutrition programs.

03/06/2023
Resource | Webinars/Videos Seeding Success: Farm to School Grant Requirements

This pre-recorded webinar features USDA Farm to School Program staff, who summarize grantee reporting requirements and review the processes for submitting no-cost extensions, as well as project and budget amendments.

03/21/2022
Resource | Research | Assessing/Improving Operations Farm to School Census and Comprehensive Review

The Farm to School Census and Comprehensive Review includes the 2019 Farm to School Census; a descriptive review of the USDA Farm to School grant program; a review of published research on farm to school since 2010; and a set of interviews with school food distributors. 

07/15/2021
Resource | Success Stories USDA Foods in Schools Photo Contest

Each year we ask child nutrition professionals to inspire other foodservice professionals and submit a picture of your most creative meal utilizing USDA Foods.  With more than 200 USDA Foods items available, we want to highlight each food group and the innovative ways in which they can be used.

06/25/2021
Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2021-0061 Department of Education Information on the Emergency Broadband Benefit Program

Households with a child  approved to receive free or reduced price meals under the National School Lunch Program or the School Breakfast Program during the 2019-2020 or 2020-2021 school year are eligible for the Federal Communication Commission’s Emergency Broadband Benefit. EBB is a federal program to help eligible families pay for internet service during the pandemic.

SP 12-2021
05/19/2021
Resource | Factsheets Integración de alimentos de origen local a los programas de nutrición infantil

Esta hoja informativa, disponible en inglés y español, repasa los pasos para integrar con éxito los alimentos de origien local a los programas de nutrición infantil.

08/10/2020
Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2009-0080 Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program Targeted School Selection and Outreach Process

This memorandum provides clarification on the statutory requirements for selecting schools and reiterates information from the Sept. 29, 2009 FFVP webinar on the targeting and outreach process that states must conduct in order to select schools.

SP 10-2010
12/01/2009
Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2009-0048 School Garden Q&As

Recently, we have received several questions regarding the operation of a school garden. Attached are questions and answers to address this issue. As in the past, please share this information with your school food authorities.

SP32-2009
07/29/2009
Page updated: October 14, 2021