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Resource | Books

TN Popular Events Idea Booklet

Are you looking for fun ways to promote nutrition and physical activity at your elementary or middle school? Use this events idea booklet to get started!

Resource | Webinars/Videos

Finding and Creating School Recipes for Success with USDA Foods

In this Dec. 4, 2014, webinar, Malissa Marsden provides an overview of how to create and modify standardized recipes, and Dayle Hayes shares a variety of available resources from agricultural boards, social media, and school nutrition programs.

Resource | Webinars/Videos

Creating Healthy Menus Using USDA Foods

In this Oct. 16, 2014, webinar, Christina Riley of FNS provides an overview of USDA Foods nutrition, and Scott Richardson of Project Bread, Laurie Colgan of the Vermont Agency of Education, and Ed Herrera of the Idaho State Department of Education present school meals recipe resources developed by their organizations.

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2014-0085

Cancellation of Policy Memorandum FD-085, Nonfat Dry Milk Processing

Policy Memorandum FD-085, Nonfat Dry Milk Processing is cancelled. The Commodity Credit Corporation no longer has nonfat dry milk available for donation as a bulk commodity for reprocessing and all inventory of this product has been depleted.

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Resource | Webinars/Videos

K-12 Cooking with USDA Foods

In this Dec. 18, 2014, webinar, White House Champions of Change chefs Carlin Breinig, Cyndie Story, and Garrett Berdan share culinary techniques and work simplification methods aimed at producing quality foods in quantity batches. USDA Foods highlighted in the presentation include flavorsome fruits, vibrant vegetables and legumes, and mealtime meats, cheeses, and grains.

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2014-0076

Assessing Proposed Nutrition Education Costs in the NSLP and SBP

This memorandum provides guidance on the process state agencies and SFAs should use when assessing requests to fund nutrition education related expenses from the nonprofit school food service account.

SP07-2015
Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2014-0073

Farm to School and School Garden Expenses

Recently, we have received several questions about the use of funds from the nonprofit school food service account to cover expenditures related to farm to school activities and school gardens. The questions and answers below address specific scenarios that school food authorities may be dealing with when considering the allowability of such costs.

SP06-2015
Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2014-0068

Information and Guidance on the Domestic Beef Market

The purpose of this memorandum is to provide information and guidance to state agencies and school food authorities on the current status of the domestic beef market.

SP66-2014
Resource | Best Practices

Best Practices for Healthy School Fundraisers

This brochure provides ideas to use healthy choices for fundraising that sell only nonfood items or foods that meet the Smart Snacks nutrition standards.

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Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2014-0062

Smart Snacks Standards for Exempt Foods when Paired Together

The purpose of this memo is to clarify Smart Snacks standards for exempt foods that are paired together as a single snack.

SP63-2014