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Resource | Best Practices

Turnip the Beet! High Quality Summer Meals Award Program

​The Turnip the Beet Award recognizes outstanding summer meal program sponsors across the nation who work hard to offer high quality meals to children that are appetizing, appealing, and nutritious during the summer months.

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2021-0077

Use of Virtual D-SNAP Operations in Remainder of FY 2021 and FY 2022

FNS expects virtual Disaster Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program operations may be needed through the remainder of FY 2021 and 2022. FNS will continue to review requests to use virtual operations on a case-by-case basis when a state submits a D-SNAP waiver request. States are encouraged to use the attached best practices for any future virtual D-SNAPs.

Resource | Nutrition Education

Tips for Using the FDPIR Sharing Gallery

A collection of tip sheets for FDPIR program operators and nutrition educators providing information on how to use the resources in the FDPIR Sharing Gallery for nutrition education.  

Resource | Guidance Documents | FNS-GD-2021-0074

WIC Certification and Eligibility Resource and Best Practices Guide

The WIC Certification and Eligibility Resource and Best Practices Guide  is a compilation of existing regulations and best practices that WIC state and local agencies may choose to use when determining eligibility for the program.  This simple, 10-page document walks WIC personnel through the certification process.

Resource | Nutrition Education

FDPIR Sharing Gallery: Videos

This gallery contains video resources such as cooking demonstrations from government agencies, non-profits, and ITOs. These videos can be used as part of a larger training or presentation or to provide inspiration and ideas to FDPIR program participants.

Resource | Nutrition Education

CSFP Sharing Gallery: Additional Resources

This CSFP sharing gallery page features links to outside organizations that provide programming, funding, or resources specifically tailored to CSFP participants and older Americans.

Resource | Nutrition Education

CSFP Sharing Gallery: In the News

This CSFP sharing gallery page features e-letters, newsletters, blogs, and articles that highlight nutrition and wellness among older adults.

Resource | Nutrition Education

CSFP Sharing Gallery: Toolkits

This gallery features a variety of toolkits that have been developed by non-profit organizations or government agencies to assist CSFP program operators in providing nutrition-related content to their participants.

Resource | Nutrition Education

CSFP Sharing Gallery: Photos and Videos

This gallery contains photo albums and videos from CSFP program sites, non-profits, and government agencies.  

Resource | Fact Sheets

USDA Foods General Recommendations: Handwashing, Cleaning, and Disinfecting for Household Program Operators

These handouts provide general recommendations on handwashing, cleaning, and disinfecting, to operators of USDA Foods household programs including CSFP, TEFAP, and FDPIR.