Resource | Webinars/Videos
Finding, Buying and Serving Local Foods - Using Specifications to Target Local Products

In this webinar, the fifth in the series, we discuss how schools can purchase local products by using product specifications, vendor requirements and evaluation criteria. For example, schools can require that vendors offer farm visits or origin labeling, or a school might request a variety of product only grown in the nearby region.

Resource | Webinars/Videos
Keeping Schools Involved in Summer Meals

School authorities, teachers, community organizations, and parents are interested in getting involved in summer feeding?  Our webinar  "Keeping Schools Involved in Summer Meals" presents examples of schools that have made the Summer Food Service Program successful. 

Resource | Policy Memos | FD-133
School Food Authorities Purchasing Produce from Department of Defense Vendors using Section 4 and 11 FFVP Funds

This memorandum clarifies how School Food Authorities (SFAs) may use funds provided under Sections 4 and 11 or 19 of the National School Lunch Act (NSLA), 42 U.S.C. 1751, to purchase fresh fruits and vegetables from DoD Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program (DoD Fresh) vendors.

Resource | Policy Memos | SP25-2014
School Food Authorities Purchasing Produce from U.S. Department of Defense Vendors Using Section 4 & 11 or Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program Funds

This memorandum clarifies how SFAs may use funds provided under Sections 4 and 11 or 19 of the National School Lunch Act (NSLA), 42 U.S.C. 1751, to purchase fresh fruits and vegetables from DoD Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program (DoD Fresh) vendors. As a background, State Distributing Agencies (SDAs) may permit SFAs to allocate some or all of their USDA Foods planned assistance level, funded under Section 6 of the NSLA, to be used by USDA to purchase produce through DoD Fresh. 

Resource | Policy Memos | SP17-2014
Discretionary Elimination of Reduced Price Charges in the School Meal Programs

The purpose of this memorandum is to clarify for State and local operators of the school meal programs the permissible use of funds from the nonprofit school food service account to lower or eliminate reduced price student meal charges.