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Resource | Legislation

PL 88-525 - Food and Nutrition Act of 2008

[As Amended Through PL 116–94, Enacted Dec. 20, 2019]
To strengthen the agricultural economy; to help to achieve a fuller and more effective use of food abundances; to provide for improved levels of nutrition among low-income households through a cooperative federal-state program of food assistance to be operated through normal channels of trade; and for other purposes.

PL 88-525
Resource | Infographics

USDA Foods in Schools State Overview SY 2017-2018

USDA Foods data collected via the WBSCM system and FFAVORS were analyzed to conduct analyses on food purchases and spending at the national and state levels for four school years. These infographics display national data for school years 2017-2018 and include information on USDA Foods direct delivery, USDA Foods bulk for processing, and the USDA DoD Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program.

Resource | Infographics

USDA Foods in Schools Summary By Program SY 2017-2018

USDA Foods data collected via the WBSCM system and FFAVORS were analyzed to conduct analyses on food purchases and spending at the national and state levels for four school years. These infographics display national data for school years 2017-2018 and include information on USDA Foods direct delivery, USDA Foods bulk for processing, and the USDA DoD Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program.

Resource | Infographics

USDA Foods in Schools SY 2017-2018

USDA Foods data collected via the WBSCM system and FFAVORS were analyzed to conduct analyses on food purchases and spending at the national and state levels for four school years. These infographics display national data for school years 2017-2018 and include information on USDA Foods direct delivery, USDA Foods bulk for processing, and the USDA DoD Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program.

Resource | Infographics

USDA DoD Fresh in Schools SY 2017-2018

USDA Foods data collected via the WBSCM system and FFAVORS were analyzed to conduct analyses on food purchases and spending at the national and state levels for four school years. These infographics display national data for school years 2017-2018 and include information on USDA Foods direct delivery, USDA Foods bulk for processing, and the USDA DoD Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program.

Resource | Webinars/Videos

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.

Resource | Technical Assistance & Guidance

FNS-WBSCM Data Information

Data structures and elements, definitions, and examples of upload and download files are provided for the fulfillment functions within Web Based Supply Chain Management (WBSCM).

Resource | Product Information

Household Programs USDA Foods Product Information Sheets and Recipes

This page displays product information sheets for USDA Foods available to households through the Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations (FDPIR), the Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP), and The Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP). Staff who operate USDA Foods programs and participants often use this information to help prepare healthy meals. Each product information sheet includes a description of the USDA Foods product, storage tips, nutrition facts, and recipes that use the product.

Resource | Fact Sheets

CSFP Fact Sheet

The Commodity Supplemental Food Program works to improve the health of low-income elderly persons at least 60 years of age by supplementing their diets with nutritious USDA Foods. Children who were certified and receiving CSFP benefits as of Feb. 6, 2014, can continue to receive assistance until they are no longer eligible under the program rules.

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2019-0029

Management of Donated Food Inventories at Processors

This memorandum addresses inventory limitations and requirements that USDA Foods processors must follow when manufacturing processed end products for use in child nutrition programs.

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