Resource | Grants
Method II ART Grant Summaries
Resource | Webinars/Videos
USDA FNS Data Validation Service Information for Vendors and State System Owners

This webinar was produced by FNS to describe its Data Validation Service (DVS). The DVS is an optional validation service that checks school food authority (SFA)-level Verification Collection Report (FNS-742) records as the SFA submits its data to the state. In real time, the DVS returns error and warning messages back to the SFA through the state system. This webinar is an opportunity to learn more about connecting to the DVS through existing state platforms.

Resource | Info Sheets
NSLP USDA Foods Product Information Sheets - Vegetables

USDA Foods Description - WBSCM ID

Resource | Product Information
NSLP USDA Foods Product Information Sheets - Fruits

USDA Foods Description - WBSCM ID

Resource | Info Sheets
NSLP USDA Foods Product Information Sheets - Grains

USDA Foods Description - WBSCM ID

Resource | Info Sheets
NSLP USDA Foods Product Information Sheets - Meat/Meat Alternates

USDA Foods Description - WBSCM ID

Resource | Fact Sheets
Buy American Fact Sheet

A resource for school meals program operators on the Buy American Provision. This provision safeguards the health and well-being of our Nation’s children and supports the U.S. economy, American farmers, and small and local agricultural businesses. The National School Lunch Act requires school food authorities (SFAs) to purchase, to the maximum extent practicable, domestic commodities or products.

Resource | Technical Assistance & Guidance
Food Manufacturers/Industry

-- CN Labeling Policies and Procedures
-- Quality Control (QC) Requirements
-- Monitoring QC Compliance
-- CN Label Reviews: Transition from FNS to AMS
-- Program Manuals
-- Helpful Links
-- Tips for Submitting CN Labels
-- Manufacturer's Product Formulation Statement (PFS)

Resource | Technical Assistance
Professional Standards

Professional Standards for school nutrition professionals is a key provision of the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010 (HHFKA). The final rule, published March 2, 2015, requires a minimum amount of annual training hours for all state directors of school nutrition programs, state director of distributing agencies, school nutrition program directors, managers, and staff. Required training topic areas will vary according to position and job requirements. There are also minimum hiring standards for new state directors of school nutrition programs, state directors of distributing agencies that oversee USDA Foods, and school nutrition program directors.

Resource | Technical Assistance & Guidance
Guidance and Resources

For more information on the operation of the National School Lunch Program and all the child nutrition programs, contact the state agency in your state that is responsible for the administration of the programs.