USDA Foods e-Letters
USDA Foods from Farm to Plate e-letters feature resources, news, and best practices, rotating our monthly focus between a trio of program-specific e-letters.
USDA Foods Toolkit for Child Nutrition Programs
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.
USDA DoD Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program
The USDA DoD Fresh program allows schools and ITOs to buy fresh produce. The program is operated by the Defense Logistics Agency at DoD.
The Processing Rule Webinar: A General Overview
This webinar will help you better understand changes to the new USDA Foods processing regulations. USDA staff will review highlights and answer questions.
Donated Food Storage, Distribution, and Product Dating
This memorandum is meant to provide clarification and guidance on policies and procedures for donated food storage and distribution as they relate to product dating.
Demystifying the USDA Foods Complaints Process Part 3: Results and Resolution
This webinar is Part 3 of our webinar series “Demystifying USDA Food Complaints.” It focuses on results and resolution in the USDA Foods complaint process for USDA Foods in schools. The USDA Foods Complaint Team, as represented by Tony Wilkins, presents different scenarios as USDA Foods are transported from the vendor to their final destination, school kitchens. The intended audience is individuals involved with the National School Lunch Program: SFAs and all distributing agencies and recipient agencies, including SDAs as well as schools and warehouses.
Monitoring Orders, Submitting Changes, and PO Modifications Webinar
This webinar discusses the process of modifying a purchase order (PO) and presents a new format for submitting change requests.
Best Practices for the Use of the USDA DoD Fresh Program in the Summer Food Service Program
This webinar summarizes how the USDA Department of Defense Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program operates, discusses the SFSP dollars, explains the Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Order Receipt System Defense Logistics Agency tasks, and describes best practices for using USDA DoD Fresh in the SFSP.
Demystifying USDA Foods Complaints Part 2: The Saga Continues
In this webinar for state distributing agencies and recipient agencies, Tony Wilkins of the Food Distribution Division reviews best practices for using WBSCM in resolving complaints, provides analysis of USDA Foods complaint trends, shares 2016 complaint successes, and discusses what’s in the complaint pipeline.
Processing Webinar Series: USDA Foods Value Pass Through
This webinar explains how the money spent to buy USDA Foods for processing is returned to the state/schools through various value pass-through systems and explores real-life scenarios.