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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. 

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Household Programs USDA Foods Product Information Sheets: Vegetables

This page includes links to all the household USDA Foods Product Information Sheets for the vegetable food group. 

Resource | Fact Sheets

Farm to School Fact Sheets

Factsheets are available under the following topics: Farm to School Grant Program, Farm to School Program Resources, Local Food Resources, School Gardens, Farm to School in Tribal Communities, Food Safety, Producers, Farm to Preschool. Farm to Summer, State Agencies and Cooperative Extensions, En Español.

Resource | Fact Sheets

School Gardens: Using Gardens to Grow Healthy Habits in Cafeterias, Classrooms and Communities

This fact sheet reviews school farms spanning acres in Minnesota, indoor tower gardens in Vermont, raised beds in New York City, aquaponic systems in the Virgin Islands, and native food gardens in tribal communities.

Resource | Info Sheets

School Lunch and Breakfast Sodium Limits and Timeline

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

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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. 

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Maintaining Integrity in School Meals Served Outside the Cafeteria

The tip sheet provides a list of suggested practices that program operators may adopt to assist with proper meal counting and claiming when meals are served in alternative locations.

Resource | Technical Assistance & Guidance

CSFP Sharing Gallery: Handouts

This gallery contains handouts such as infographics, brochures, and factsheets on a variety of nutrition education topics developed by the National Council on Aging, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, and U.S. Department of Agriculture. 

Resource | Technical Assistance & Guidance

Nutrition in the CSFP Food Package

This one-page factsheet highlights the nutrition benefits of USDA Foods contained in the CSFP food package.