Resource | Technical Assistance & Guidance
The Food Buying Guide

The Food Buying Guide for Child Nutrition Programs has all of the current information in one manual to help you and your purchasing agent.

Resource | Technical Assistance & Guidance
The Food Buying Guide Interactive Web-based Tool

The Food Buying Guide Interactive Web-based Tool allows you to easily search and navigate food yields, compare food yields, and create and save favorite foods lists.

Resource | Posters
OVS Middle/High School Breakfast Poster

This poster is designed to educate middle/high school students in selecting a reimbursable breakfast under Offer versus Serve. Teachers and school foodservice professionals will find it helps students more quickly select the foods in the lunch line that make up a reimbursable meal.

Resource | Posters
OVS Elementary School Breakfast Poster

School foodservice professionals will find it helps students more quickly select the foods in the lunch line that make up a reimbursable meal.

Resource | Technical Assistance & Guidance
Feeding Kids When Schools Are Closed

This downloadable handout conveys information about the child nutrition program meal service options available during the public health emergency.

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 | Worksheets
Offer vs Serve Breakfast Program Tip Sheet

This tip sheet was designed for school foodservice professionals provide an overview of offer versus serve guidance for breakfast meal service. State agencies and regional offices may also use this tool to provide training about offer versus serve policy requirements at breakfast.

Resource | Posters
Offer vs Serve Elementary School Lunch Poster

This poster is designed to educate elementary school students in selecting a reimbursable lunch under Offer versus Serve. Teachers and school foodservice professionals will find it helps students more quickly select the foods in the lunch line that make up a reimbursable meal.

Resource | Posters
Offer Versus Serve Materials

Resources for signage to educate students in selecting a reimbursable lunch under Offer versus Serve. Teachers and school foodservice professionals will find these posters help students more quickly select the foods in the lunch line that make up a reimbursable meal.