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Food Buying Guide Brochure

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Technical Assistance & Guidance
Nutrition Education
Food Buying Guide Brochure


Food Buying Guide Brochure

This tri-fold brochure provides information on the Food Buying Guide for Child Nutrition Programs (FBG) and suite of related resources. The FBG is the authoritative source of food yield information for all child nutrition programs. It has information to help you:

  • Buy the right amount of food and the appropriate type of food for your program(s)
  • Determine the specific contribution each food makes toward the meal pattern requirements

The FBG is used by child nutrition program operators as well as food industry.


These are available for schools, CACFP providers, sponsoring organizations, and state agencies that participate in or administer one of USDA’s child nutrition programs. All are welcome to download these materials and make copies. To download the file, please right-click on the link and "save link as."