USDA Foods from Farm to Plate e-Letters feature resources, news, and best practices, rotating our monthly focus between a general e-Letter and a trio of program-specific e-Letters: “Spotlight on Schools” for USDA Foods in the National School Lunch Program and other child nutrition programs, “Household Highlights” for the Commodity Supplemental Food Program and The Emergency Food Assistance Program, and “FDPIR Connection” for the Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations.
This initiative introduces new reporting requirements for USDA vendors regarding reporting of nutrition, allergen, and ingredient information for USDA Foods in Schools.
The USDA Department of Defense Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program allows schools and Indian Tribal Organizations to buy fresh produce. The program is operated by the Defense Logistics Agency at the Department of Defense.
The USDA Foods Toolkit is a collection of valuable resources to assist child nutrition professionals in effectively using their USDA Food entitlement and to help them educate students, staff, and the community about the healthy contributions that USDA Foods provide to their meal programs.
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.
USDA Foods data collected via the Web-Based Supply Chain Management (WBSCM) system and the Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Order Receipt System (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 2016-2017 and 2017-2018.
A compilation of resources for operators of USDA Foods in Schools and child nutrition programs.
New Requirements for USDA Vendors: Reporting of Nutrition, Allergen, and Ingredient Information for USDA Foods in Schools
This webinar is intended for vendors that supply USDA Foods.
This webinar provides best practices to help you manage USDA Foods in Schools for school year 2021-2022.
This webinar highlights recent updates and provides guidance on managing USDA Foods in Schools, including information on the USDA Department of Defense (DoD) Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program and National Processing Program. We cover updates on allocating funds and adding new sites to USDA DoD Fresh, monitoring USDA Foods inventories, and details on SY 2020-2021 entitlement calculations, including the Families First Coronavirus Response Act Opt-In Waiver for School Year 2020- 2021 National School Lunch Program USDA Foods Entitlement Calculations.