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USDA Foods in Schools Product Information Sheets - Fruits

USDA Foods Product Information Sheets containing USDA Foods description and WBSCM ID for fruits. 

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USDA Foods in Schools Fact Sheet

The USDA’s schools/child nutrition USDA Foods programs support domestic nutrition programs and American agricultural producers through purchases of domestic agricultural products for use in schools and institutions. Nutritious USDA-purchased food is provided to the following child nutrition programs: The National School Lunch Program, the Child and Adult Care Food Program, and the Summer Food Service Program.

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School Meals Flexibilities

In January 2020, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Food and Nutrition Service (FNS), responding to requests from local school food service professionals, will publish a proposed rule to provide flexibilities that will better enable schools to serve nutritious foods children will be eager to eat while also increasing program effeciency and integrity.

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Summer Meals Program Streamlining & Integrity

In January 2020, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) will publish in the Federal Register a proposed rule entitled “Streamlining Program Requirements and Improving Integrity in the Summer Food Service Program” to improve program efficiency while allowing local operators to spend more time focused on serving children.

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TEFAP Fact Sheet

The Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP) is a federal program that helps supplement the diets of low-income Americans, including elderly people, by providing them with emergency food assistance at no cost. Through TEFAP, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) purchases a variety of nutritious, high-quality USDA Foods, and makes those foods available to State Distributing Agencies.

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Keys to Payment Accuracy

The Keys to Payment Accuracy highlight best practices and provide strategies and opportunities enabling states to improve and maintain the accuracy of SNAP payments.  The 10 strategic tools included in the Keys are based on the experiences, needs, and challenges of state agencies in an effort to encourage a comprehensive approach to improving SNAP payment accuracy. 

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USDA Foods Available List for SY 2021

See what foods are available for your menus next school year!

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Final Rule: Employment for Work-Capable Adults

In December 2019, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) published a final rule entitled “Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP): Requirements for Able-Bodied Adults without Dependents”. This action supports the Agency’s commitment to promoting employment by applying a common-sense policy to SNAP’s work-related program standards for able bodied adults without dependents (ABAWDs).

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Processor Material Prices

The November material prices are listed by school year and used by processors participating in the Food Distribution National and State Processing Programs.

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Modernizing the State Heating and Cooling Standard Utility Allowances

In October 2019, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Food and Nutrition Service (FNS)
published a proposed rule entitled “Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program: Standardization
of State Heating and Cooling Standard Utility Allowances.” This action modernizes the standard
utility allowances used in calculating Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits
in order to enhance program integrity and ensure equity among program participants.