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10 Facts About Local Food in Schools

Increasing access to local foods in schools is a top priority for the Office of Community Food Systems. This fact sheet, available in both English and Spanish, reviews the top 10 facts about local food in schools.

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Local Procurement Decision Tree

This fact sheet features the various paths a school can take to bring local foods into the cafeteria with your next food purchase. While federal rules prohibit schools from using "local" as a required product specification in their formal solicitations, there are many other ways to focus purchases on local food products.

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USDA Foods Expected to be Available

This page contains links to USDA Foods that are available or expected to be made available to participants in each of the food distribution programs.

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Off-site Monitoring Fact Sheets for Child Nutrition Programs

FNS issued eight child nutrition programs off-site monitoring fact sheets to assist states and sponsors in conducting off-site monitoring of child nutrition programs during the pandemic. These documents include a fact sheet that has background information on all programs, as well as separate facts sheets for state and local operators for each program.

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Processor Material Prices

The average material prices are listed by school year and used by processors participating in the USDA Foods processing program.

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Integrating Local Foods into Child Nutrition Programs

This fact sheet, available in both English and Spanish, reviews the steps to successfully integrate local food in child nutrition programs.

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FY 2020 Farm to Food Bank Project Summaries

During the inaugural year of Farm to Food Bank Project funding, FNS allocated $3,752,000 amongst the 19 TEFAP state agencies that submitted plans to implement Farm to Food Bank Projects. These 19 state agencies are identified in this resource. 

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USDA Foods in Schools Product Information Sheets - Grains

USDA Foods in Schools Product Information Sheets containing USDA Foods description and WBSCM ID for grains. 

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Broad-Based Categorical Eligibility (BBCE)

Broad-based categorical eligibility (BBCE) is a policy that makes most households categorically eligible for SNAP because they qualify for a non-cash Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) or state maintenance of effort (MOE) funded benefit.

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Nutrition Benefits of the Commodity Supplemental Food Program

Learn how CSFP helps seniors meet MyPlate dietary recommendations