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Resource | Technical Assistance & Guidance

USDA Foods Available List for SY 2023

See what foods are available for your menus next school year!

Resource | Technical Assistance & Guidance

USDA Foods Database

This initiative introduces new reporting requirements for USDA vendors regarding reporting of nutrition, allergen, and ingredient information for USDA Foods in Schools.  

Resource | Product Information

USDA Foods in Schools Foods Product Information Sheets - Meat/Meat Alternates

USDA Foods in Schools Foods product information sheets containing USDA Foods description and WBSCM ID for meat/meat alternates. 

Resource | Info Sheets

School Lunch and Breakfast Sodium Limits and Timeline

National School Lunch Program and School Breakfast Program sodium limits and timeline

Resource | Fact Sheets

Fact Sheet - Transitional Standards for Milk, Whole Grains and Sodium Final Rule

This new rule establishes standards for milk, whole grains, and sodium for school years 2022-2023 and 2023-2024 to give schools time to transition in the short term. 

Resource | Fact Sheets

Supply Chain Assistance for Schools

To help schools deal with supply chain challenges brought on by the pandemic, USDA is providing up to: $1 billion in Supply Chain Assistance funds for schools to purchase food for their meal programs, $300 million for states to purchase USDA Foods to distribute to schools, and $200 million for cooperative agreements to purchase local foods for schools, focusing on historically underused producers.

Resource | Product Information

USDA Foods in Schools Product Information Sheets - Grains

USDA Foods in Schools product information sheets containing USDA Foods description and WBSCM ID for grains. 

Resource | Technical Assistance & Guidance

Handling Fresh Produce on Salad Bars

A fact sheet, with information about handling fresh produce on salad bars, includes information for preparation and set up, temperature control, supervision and clean up. 

Resource | Technical Assistance & Guidance

Take Advantage of Nature’s Bounty: Consider Vacuum Seal

A fact sheet that identifies what school nutrition operators should consider when using a vacuum seal packaging system to ensure safe and quality products.