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Resource | Webinars/Videos

Finding, Buying and Serving Local Foods - Tying It All Together and Digging In

During the last webinar in the twelve-part series, the USDA Farm to School Program offers a speedy recap of the variety of ways districts can purchase local foods, and talks through an example of how one district is tying it all together with a comprehensive local purchasing program. Deborah Kane, the National Director of USDA's Farm to School Program, wraps up the webinar by showing us how local procurement fits into the larger farm to school picture and shares several resources that are available to help you meet your local purchasing goals.

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Finding, Buying and Serving Local Food - Working with Distributors

In this webinar, the sixth in this series, USDA's Farm to School Team discusses how schools can purchase local products through distributors. A food service director from Tennessee and a farm to school coordinator from Georgia share how they've been able to work with distributors to buy local foods.

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Finding, Buying and Serving Local Foods - Using Specifications to Target Local Products

In this webinar, the fifth in the series, we discuss how schools can purchase local products by using product specifications, vendor requirements and evaluation criteria. For example, schools can require that vendors offer farm visits or origin labeling, or a school might request a variety of product only grown in the nearby region.

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Healthy Habits Take Root – Farm to School Impacts

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Healthy Habits Take Root – Going Local

Resource | Recipes

Recipes for Healthy Kids: Cookbook for Schools

The recipes in the cookbook feature foods both children and adults should consume more of: dark green and orange vegetables, dry beans and peas, and whole grains. All of these healthy recipes are low in total fat, saturated fat, sugar and sodium.

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Finding and Creating School Recipes for Success with USDA Foods

In this December 4, 2014, webinar, Malissa Marsden provides an overview of how to create and modify standardized recipes, and Dayle Hayes shares a variety of available resources from agricultural boards, social media, and school nutrition programs.

Resource | Direct Final Rule

Direct Final Rule: Nondiscrimination on the Basis of Age in Programs or Activities Receiving Federal Financial Assistance From the U.S. Department of Agriculture

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) seeks to issue a Department-wide regulation to implement the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, as amended (“Age Act”), and the Government-wide Age Discrimination regulation promulgated by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).