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COVID-19 Guidance for Managing USDA Foods Inventories in SY 2020-2021

This webinar provides guidance on flexibilities available to help you manage USDA Foods in Schools during these unprecedented times due to COVID-19. Topics include information on USDA Foods direct delivered products, USDA Department of Defense (DoD) Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program, and the National Processing Program. We cover some actions you can take to assist with utilization of USDA Foods inventories and minimize food loss. This webinar is intended for state distributing agency and FNS regional office staff who manage USDA Foods in Schools programs.

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What’s New in the USDA DoD Fresh Program?

This webinar discusses recent updates and provides guidance on the USDA Department of Defense (DoD) Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program. Topics covered include: program allocations, adding new schools to Fresh Fruits and Vegetables Order Receipt System (FFAVORS), receipting orders in FFAVORS, and managing school food authority (SFA) expectations. This webinar is intended for FNS regional office and state distributing agency staff who manage USDA Foods in Schools programs.

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What are CSFP State and Local Agencies Doing to Prepare for Changes?

Join us for this webinar to hear from three state and local agencies who will talk about the things they are doing to prepare for the changes to the CSFP Food Package. USDA staff will also address some common questions about the enhanced food package.

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How to Encourage Variety in the CSFP Food Package

This webinar discusses how to encourage variety in the CSFP Food Package and how to structure and operate your CSFP program to provide the greatest benefit to your clients. 

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The Processing Rule Webinar: A General Overview

This webinar will help you better understand changes to the new USDA Foods processing regulations. USDA staff will review highlights and answer questions.

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Best Practices for Receiving USDA DoD Fresh in FDPIR: Part Two

As part of their FDPIR monthly food package benefit, Indian Tribal Organizations (ITOs) are able to order fresh in-season produce. In Part II of this series, we discuss when different types of produce are available.

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Best Practices for Receiving USDA DoD Fresh in FDPIR: Part One

As part of their FDPIR monthly food package benefit, Indian Tribal Organizations (ITOs) are able to order fresh in-season produce. In Part I of this series, we discuss roles and responsibilities, receiving and checking produce, and how to report complaints. 

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Monitoring with the FDPIR Inventory Calculator

This webinar provided an overview of the FDPIR Inventory Calculator and the FDPIR inventory monitoring process and discussed how to complete an inventory calculator, how to analyze the calculator results, and how the inventory calculator can help with order monitoring and planning. This webinar is appropriate for staff who use or will use the calculator, Team Leads, and Branch Chiefs.

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Demystifying the USDA Foods Complaints Process Part 3: Results and Resolution

This webinar is Part 3 of our webinar series “Demystifying USDA Food Complaints.” It focuses on results and resolution in the USDA Foods complaint process for USDA Foods in schools. The USDA Foods Complaint Team, as represented by Tony Wilkins, presents different scenarios as USDA Foods are transported from the vendor to their final destination, school kitchens. The intended audience is individuals involved with the National School Lunch Program: SFAs and all distributing agencies and recipient agencies, including SDAs as well as schools and warehouses.

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USDA DoD Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program: The Basics for FDPIR

Through USDA's Department of Defense (DoD) Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program, we are able to offer Indian Tribal Organizations (ITOs) in the Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations (FDPIR) a wider variety of fresh produce than would normally be available through the USDA Foods program. In this webinar, “The Basics,” Blair Tucker-Gruchala of the Food Distribution Division outlines the history of USDA DoD Fresh, how the program operates, and how to file a USDA DoD Fresh complaint.