Resource | Technical Assistance & Guidance
Total TEFAP Assistance to States in FY 2017
Resource | Webinars/Videos
Washing Produce

Part of a five-video series,  available in English and Spanish, offers “tricks of the trade” to help food service operators keep produce safe and at a high quality.

Resource | Webinars/Videos
CACFP Halftime Webinar: Elija yogures con bajo contenido de azúcares añadidas

Este seminario lleva a la audiencia a través de la hoja de capacitación de Team Nutrition "Elija yogures con bajo contenido de azúcares añadidas" y hace que la audiencia evalúe varios yogures para ver si cumplen con los requisitos del patrón de comidas.

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2017-0066
Discontinuation of Interest Income Verification Waiver

FNS has recently been reviewing its SNAP waiver processes and procedures. This memo serves to notify SNAP state agencies that FNS is no longer approving new interest income verification waivers or extending existing waivers. 

Resource | Webinars/Videos
Food Crediting in Child Nutrition Programs - Request for Information

The Request for Information will be available for public comment through April 23, 2018.  The comment period for the Request for Information that was published on Dec. 14, 2017 (82 FR 58792) has been extended from Feb. 12, 2018 to April 23, 2018.

Resource | Webinars/Videos
CACFP Halftime Webinar: Choose Yogurts That Are Lower in Added Sugars

This webinar walks the audience through Team Nutrition’s “Choose Yogurts That Are Lower in Added Sugars” training worksheet and lets audience look at various yogurts to see if they meet meal pattern requirements.

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2017-0065
Revised Non-Merit System Personnel Guidance for Call Centers

Consistent with USDA's efforts to increase state flexibility within the bounds of the law, FNS is expanding allowable activities for states seeking to use non-merit system personnel in call centers. With FNS approval, states may now use non-merit personnel to provide basic case-specific information that is readily available in the system to a SNAP applicant or participant, such as application or case status, benefit issuance date, and status of submitted verifications. 

Resource | Webinars/Videos
Updated Infant and Preschool Meal Patterns

FNS staff discuss the updated preschool meal patterns in the National School Lunch Program (including snack service) and School Breakfast Program, as well as the updated milk requirements in the Special Milk Program, which went into effect on October 1, 2017. The presenters review the updated requirements, highlight available resources and flexibilities to assist in implementation, and answer frequently asked questions.

Resource | Fact Sheets
USDA Farm to School Grant Program

Every year, USDA awards grants to help connect students to the sources of their food through education, taste tests, school gardens, field trips, and local food sourcing for school meals. This fact sheet, The USDA Farm to School Grant Program, reviews available grants, who is eligible, and the timeline for applying.

Resource | Fact Sheets
Farm to Summer: Why Summer Meals Programs are Ripe for Local Foods and Agriculture-Based Activities

USDA’s authority to provide emergency assistance for its various disaster relief programs exists under the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief Emergency Assistance Act (Stafford Act), Agriculture Secretary disaster designations, Food and Nutrition Act of 2008, as well as other authorizing legislation. These authorities are identified in the various USDA program descriptions.