Resource | Technical Assistance & Guidance
Farm to School Resources

Plan your Farm to School program using the new Farm to Child Nutrition Programs Planning Guide. This guide uses the same concepts below to create a robust farm to school program for the National School Lunch Program (NSLP), School Breakfast Program (SBP), Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) and Seamless Summer Option (SSO), and Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP).

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USDA Announces Request for Applications for FY 2014 Farm to School Grants

Agriculture Deputy Secretary Kathleen Merrigan today announced the release of a request for applications (RFA) for the latest round of USDA's Farm to School grants. These grants help eligible schools improve the health and wellbeing of their students and connect with local agricultural producers.

Resource | Webinars/Videos
FY 2017 Farm to School Grantee Onboarding

This webinar will provide you with an overview of FY 17 Farm to School Grant requirements and next steps including, key farm to school contacts, available resources to support your farm to school work, financial systems and reporting requirements.

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USDA Announces Additional Efforts to Make School Environments Healthier

Today, the Obama Administration is announcing four final rules that implement important provisions of the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act (HHFKA) building on the progress schools across the country have already made in the improved nutritional quality of meals served in schools. As a key component of First Lady Michelle Obama's Let's Move! initiative to raise a healthier generation, the rules will ensure that children have access to healthy snacks and that nutrition standards for the foods marketed and served in schools are consistent. The rules will also promote integrity across the school meals programs.

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Agriculture Secretary Vilsack Highlights New "Smart Snacks in School" Standards; Will Ensure School Vending Machines, Snack Bars Include Healthy Choices

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced that under USDA's new "Smart Snacks in School" nutrition standards, America's students will be offered healthier food options during the school day.

Resource | Webinars/Videos
Community Food Systems Videos & Webinars

Watch this new video to learn how farm to school is making a difference all across the country. Take one small step and share this video across your networks!

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USDA Provides School Meal Flexibility, Feeds Disaster Victims and More in 2018

Acting Deputy Under Secretary for Food, Nutrition and Consumer Service Brandon Lipps today highlighted the accomplishments of USDA’s Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) in 2018, from common-sense flexibilities for school meal providers to the agency’s vigorous response to provide food to the victims of coast-to-coast natural disasters.

Resource | Grants
1998 Team Nutrition Training Grants

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Study Shows Strong Nutrition Education Can Lead to Healthier Food Choices by Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Recipients

The Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) today released a study providing clear evidence that well-designed nutrition education programs can lead to healthier food choices by participants in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program.