FNS Documents & Resources
The Summer Food for Children Demonstrations are a series of projects, authorized by Congress under the 2010 Agriculture Appropriations Act (P.L. 111-80), to develop and test methods of providing access to food for low-income children in urban and rural areas during the summer months when schools are not in regular session.
Every month, FNS makes available to State agencies administering Summer Meals programs, including the Summer Food Service Program and the Seamless Summer Option of the National School Lunch Program, a newsletter highlighting new national resources available to assist with Program administration and best practices State agencies can take that month to support the Program expansion.
FNS held a webinar for State agencies on how to use the Summer Food Service Program Management Evaluation Tool to prepare for upcoming MEs. The webinar covers important terminology, instructions on gaining access, and the step-by step process of the ME within the Tool from Notification to Closure.
This webinar summarizes how the USDA Department of Defense (DoD) Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program operates, discusses the SFSP dollars, explains the Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Order Receipt System (FFAVORS) Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) tasks, and describes best practices for using USDA DoD Fresh in the SFSP.
Ethylene Gas - 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.
This webinar provides information necessary to leverage FNS Programs in response to a lead exposure crisis and to provide best practices and lessons learned from those who dealt with the on-the-ground response in Flint, Michigan.
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