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Resource | Newsletters

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.

Resource | Technical Assistance & Guidance

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. 

Resource | Toolkits

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.

Resource | Infographic Set

USDA Foods in Schools Infographics

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.  

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How to File a USDA Foods Complaint

FNS monitors complaints about USDA Foods and coordinates the resolution of potential health hazards with the FNS Office of Food Safety for states, Indian Tribal Organizations (ITOs), and recipient agencies participating in any of the food distribution  programs. 

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Food Purchase Resources

The resources on this page provide information about the Agricultural Marketing Service, the agency responsible for procuring USDA Foods. The links provided will help in determining where your USDA Foods are sourced.

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Advanced Processing & Reconciliation Training

Multi-media training and reference tool for monitoring and reconciling USDA Foods diverted for processing.

Resource | Product Information

USDA Foods in Schools Product Information Sheets

Categorized by food type, the USDA Foods Product Information Sheets describe the items expected to be available for schools and institutions participating in the Child and Adult Care Food Program, the National School Lunch Program, the Summer Food Service Program, and other child nutrition programs.

Resource | Webinars/Videos

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.

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2017-0064

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.

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