Supporting Healthy, Happy Children

Providing children the nutritious food they need to learn, grow and thrive is critical to USDA’s mission. 

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Start Simple With MyPlate
Start Simple With MyPlate

Secretary Sonny Perdue announced a new campaign to help simplify the nutrition information that surrounds us each day.

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Balancing Nutrition and Taste
Balancing Nutrition and Taste

Beginning next summer, schools will no longer have to request state exemptions to serve products that are not whole grain.

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Senate Testimony on SNAP Program
Senate Testimony on SNAP Program

Secretary Perdue, during a U.S. Senate hearing, reiterated the need to restore the original intent of the SNAP, which is to be a second chance and not a way of life.

 

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Celebrating National Nutrition Month
Celebrating National Nutrition Month

March 1-31, 2019

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Hiring Flexibility under Professional Standards
School Hiring Flexibility under Professional Standards

USDA adds flexibilities to the hiring standards for new school nutrition program directors in small local educational agencies.

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2020 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee Announced

Panel experts will review scientific evidence on key nutrition topics to support new guidelines.

 

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USDA to Restore Original Intent of SNAP
USDA to Restore Original Intent of SNAP

Proposed SNAP rule to help move people from dependence into self-sufficiency.

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Increased Flexibility

Flexibility on milk, whole grains and sodium provides options to schools

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Updating the Food Crediting System

Food crediting policy updates for USDA's child nutrition programs

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FNS Strategic Priorities

  • Provide Americans with access to nutritious food.
  • Utilize data-driven strategies to improve program integrity.
  • Maintain a high-performing workforce by improving performance and increasing accountability.
  • Deliver FNS programs in a manner that maximizes customer service and ensures equal access and opportunity.
  • Ensure FNS programs pave a pathway to self-sufficiency.