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School Nutrition & Meal Cost Study: Plate Waste in School Meals

This fact sheet describes the methods used in the School Nutrition and Meal Cost Study (SNMCS) to collect, process, and analyze data to assess plate waste in the school meal programs.

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School Nutrition & Meal Cost Study: Study Design & Implementation

The School Nutrition and Meal Cost Study (SNMCS) was a comprehensive study of the school meal programs. This fact sheet provides an overview of the design and implementation of the SNMCS, including the research objectives, sample design, data collection approach, and response rates. 

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Household Programs USDA Foods Product Information Sheets: Proteins

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

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USDA Foods Available List for FDPIR

See what fruits, vegetables, proteins, legumes, grains, dairy, soups, and traditional foods are available through FDPIR.

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USDA Foods Available List for CSFP

USDA Foods Available List for The Commodity Supplemental Food Program in 2022

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Household Programs USDA Foods Product Information Sheets: Vegetables

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

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Community Food Systems Fact Sheets

Informational fact sheets are available under the following topics: General Overview, Special Topics, Funding, Buying Local Foods, En Espanol.

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The USDA 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 Farm to School Grant Program and highlights Farm to School grantee projects.

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USDA Foods Cheese in CSFP

This page contains a factsheet for CSFP program staff and a flyer for CSFP program customers on how to properly handle, store, and distribute USDA Foods cheese in the CSFP program.  

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Seniors Farmers' Market Nutrition Program

The SFMNP awards grants to states, U.S. Territories and federally recognized Indian Tribal Organizations to provide low-income seniors with coupons that can be exchanged for eligible foods at farmers’ markets, roadside stands, and community supported agriculture programs. The majority of grant funds must be used for benefits. state agencies may use up to 10 percent of their grants for program administrative costs.