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Resource | Infographics

USDA Foods in Schools State Overview SY 2017-2018

USDA Foods data collected via the WBSCM system and FFAVORS were analyzed to conduct analyses on food purchases and spending at the national and state levels for four school years. These infographics display national data for school years 2017-2018 and include information on USDA Foods direct delivery, USDA Foods bulk for processing, and the USDA DoD Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program.

Resource | Infographics

USDA Foods in Schools SY 2017-2018

USDA Foods data collected via the WBSCM system and FFAVORS were analyzed to conduct analyses on food purchases and spending at the national and state levels for four school years. These infographics display national data for school years 2017-2018 and include information on USDA Foods direct delivery, USDA Foods bulk for processing, and the USDA DoD Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program.

Resource | Research | Assessing/Improving Operations

Child Nutrition Program Operations Study II, School Year 2015-2016

The Child Nutrition Program Operations Study II (CN-OPS II) is a multiyear study that provides FNS with information on current state agency and school food authority policies, practices, and needs related to school nutrition service operations, financial management, meal counting, training and professional standards, food service equipment, and technology. 

Resource | Infographics

USDA DoD Fresh in Schools SY 2017-2018

USDA Foods data collected via the WBSCM system and FFAVORS were analyzed to conduct analyses on food purchases and spending at the national and state levels for four school years. These infographics display national data for school years 2017-2018 and include information on USDA Foods direct delivery, USDA Foods bulk for processing, and the USDA DoD Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program.

Resource | Policy

Farm Bill

President Trump signs The Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018, commonly known as the 2018 Farm Bill, that reauthorizes the programs administered by the Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) through 2023.

Resource | Toolkits

CSFP Food Package Toolkit

Check out these resources to prepare for the enhanced food package coming soon!

Resource | Product Information

Household Programs USDA Foods Product Information Sheets and Recipes

This page displays product information sheets for USDA Foods available to households through the Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations (FDPIR), the Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP), and The Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP). Staff who operate USDA Foods programs and participants often use this information to help prepare healthy meals. Each product information sheet includes a description of the USDA Foods product, storage tips, nutrition facts, and recipes that use the product.

Resource | Research | Participation Rates

Trends in SNAP Participation Rates: FY 2010-2017

Trends in Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Participation Rates: Fiscal Year 2010 to Fiscal Year 2017 is the latest in a series on SNAP participation rates, which estimate the proportion of people eligible for benefits under Federal income and asset rules who actually participate in the program. This report presents rates for fiscal year (FY) 2017, comparing them to rates for FYs 2010 through 2016. Overall, the program served 84 percent of all eligible individuals in 2017, up 12 points from 2010. Most of this increase occurred between 2010 and 2012; in more recent years, the participation rate has been fairly stable.

Resource | Research | Assessing/Improving Operations

Scanner Capability Assessment of SNAP-Authorized Small Retailers

This study provides current information on adoption of scanning technology among small SNAP-authorized retailers to assess readiness for meeting the Farm Bill requirement, barriers and benefits to adopting scanning technologies, and costs for nonadopting retailers to comply with this requirement.

Resource | Research | Assessing/Improving Operations

Evaluation of the Direct Certification with Medicaid for Free and Reduced-Price Meals Demonstration - Year 1

The demonstration of Direct Certification with Medicaid for Free and Reduced-Price Meals (DCM-F/RP) allows authorized States and school districts to use information from Medicaid data files to identify students eligible to receive free or reduced-price (F/RP) National School Lunch Program (NSLP) and School Breakfast Program (SBP) meals. The Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) contracted with Mathematica Policy Research to conduct a study of the first two years of this demonstration to describe the implementation process and explore the effects on certification, participation, Federal reimbursements, and State administrative costs. This report presents the findings from the first year of the demonstration evaluation, school year (SY) 2016–2017.