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.
Professional Standards Summary of Updates Flyer
The Professional Standards Summary of Updates flyer provides an overview of the professional standards requirements which consist of hiring standards and annual training requirements for state directors of school nutrition programs, state director of distributing agencies, school nutrition program directors, managers, and staff.
Boletín de resumen de las actualizaciones de los estándares profesionales
El boletín de resumen de las actualizaciones de los estándares profesionales proporciona un informe acerca de los requisitos de los estándares profesionales e incluye los criterios de contratación y los requisitos de capacitación anual para directores estatales de programas de nutrición escolar, directores estatales de agencias distribuidoras, directores de programas de nutrición escolar, gerentes y personal.
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.
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.