Household Programs USDA Foods Product Information Sheets: Fruits
This page includes links to all the household USDA Foods Product Information Sheets for the fruits food group.
USDA Foods Database
Check out this database to access vendor-specific product information for all direct delivered USDA Foods for the National School Lunch Program.
Selling Local Food to Schools: A Resource for Producers
This factsheet reviews best practices for producers to learn about how to sell local food to schools.
The Patrick Leahy Farm to School Grant Program
The USDA awards grants annually 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 gives an overview of the Patrick Leahy Farm to School Grant Program and highlights Farm to School grantee projects.
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.
Integrating Local Foods into Child Nutrition Programs
This fact sheet, available in both English and Spanish, reviews the steps to successfully integrate local food in child nutrition programs.
Local Meat in Schools
This factsheet gives examples, tips, and information for putting local meat on school menus.
USDA Foods: A Resource for Maximizing Food Budgets To Buy Local
This factsheet explains how USDA Foods support the Dietary Guidelines for Americans and the school meal pattern requirements to make it easier for schools to prepare healthy meals using local foods.
USDA DoD Fresh Program: A Source for Locally Grown Produce
This fact sheet provides information on how to use USDA DoD Fresh to purchase local produce.
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.