Resource | Technical Assistance & Guidance
FDPNE Grant Application Technical Assistance

USDA has developed a short webinar series that explains the Food Distribution on Indian Reservations Nutrition Education (FDPNE) grant program, the changes made to the request for applications in fiscal year 2021, and the grant application process.  

Resource | Technical Assistance & Guidance
Bean Basics Toolkit

Beans are a versatile food that can be used in many ways. This toolkit will provide an overview of everything you may want to know about beans! You will learn about the difference between canned and dry beans, discover new cooking techniques, and find ideas to add beans to traditional recipes. There are also new, interesting recipes that use beans if you want to get creative!  

Resource | Nutrition Education
Healthy Recipes from Lac du Flambeau

The nutrition educator from the Lac du Flambeau Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians in Wisconsin has compiled a cookbook containing healthy recipes that utilize USDA Foods found in the FDPIR food package.

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2020-0129
SNAP-Ed Guidance Plan and Templates

The guidance document provides policy guidance for states regarding the operation of the SNAP Nutrition Education and Obesity Prevention Grant Program, referred to as SNAP-Ed.

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2020-0189
Informational Memorandum: Use of Manufacturer-Provided Nutrition Information to Determine WIC Food Item Eligibility

This memorandum provides information to assist WIC state agencies in ensuring WIC supplemental foods on the state Approved Product List meet the minimum federal nutrition requirements and specifications at 7 CFR 246.10(e)(12), Table 4 and its footnotes and WIC Policy Memorandum #2015-3.

Resource | Comment Request
Comment Request - Generic Clearance to Conduct Formative Research for Development of Nutrition Education and Promotion Materials and Related Tools for FNS Population Groups

This information collection will conduct research in support of FNS' goal of delivering science-based nutrition education to targeted audiences. From development through testing of materials and tools with the target audience, FNS plans to conduct data collections that involve formative research including focus groups, interviews (dyad, triad, telephone, etc.), surveys and Web-based collection tools.

Resource | Guidance Documents | FNS-GD-2011-0043
Fresh Fruits and Vegetable Program - A Handbook for Schools

The Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program (FFVP) provides all children in participating schools with a variety of free fresh fruits and vegetables throughout the school day.  It is an effective and creative way of introducing fresh fruits and vegetables as healthy snack options. 

Resource | Technical Assistance & Guidance
Milk Messages for Elementary-School-Aged Children
Resource | Research | Nutrition Education
Nutrition Education and Promotion: The Role of FNS in Helping Low-Income Families Make Healthier Eating and Lifestyle Choices - A Report to Congress

This report responds to the charge in the explanatory statement of Chairman Obey, entered into the Congressional Record Feb. 23, 2009, regarding the request from Congress in the conference report for the Omnibus Appropriations Act, 2009 (PL 111–8). The conference report included the following directive:

Resource | Research | Nutrition Education
Promoting Healthy Eating: An Investment In the Future

This report fulfills a Congressional request for the Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) to report on "a comprehensive, integrated approach to nutrition education as a complement to the various nutrition assistance programs." FNS reviewed its current nutrition education efforts, and consulted with a wide range of nutrition education experts and stakeholders.