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National School Lunch Program Meal Pattern Chart

Meal pattern chart for the National School Lunch Program

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USDA Foods Available List for CSFP

USDA Foods Available List for The Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP) 2020. 

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USDA Foods in Schools Product Information Sheets - Vegetables

USDA Foods in Schools Product Information Sheets with description and WBSCM ID for vegetables. 

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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: Grains

This page contains links to the Household Programs USDA Foods Product Information Sheets in the Grains Food Group. 

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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. 

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Household Programs USDA Foods Product Information Sheets: Dairy

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

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Proposed Rule: Revision of SNAP Categorical Eligibility

In July 2019, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) published a proposed rule entitled “Revision of Categorical Eligibility in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)”. This action closes a loophole that allows states to make participants in certain programs “categorically eligible” to participate in SNAP.

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CSFP Fact Sheet

The Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP) works to improve the health of low-income elderly persons at least 60 years of age by supplementing their diets with nutritious USDA Foods. Children who were certified and receiving CSFP benefits as of Feb. 6, 2014, can continue to receive assistance until they are no longer eligible under the program  rules in effect on Feb. 6, 2014. As required by the Agricultural Act of 2014 (P.L. 113-79), women, infants, and children who apply to participate in CSFP on Feb. 7,  2014, or later cannot be certified to participate in the program.

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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.