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-2020-0189
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 | Fact Sheets
Calories in School Meals

This paper provides some explanation and direction for state agencies and School Food Authorities to use in the discussions on the new calorie maximum as well as some tips to improve acceptance of school meals.

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
Feeding Infants in the Child and Adult Care Food Program

This is a training tool for CACFP operators with infants discusses the infant meal pattern, developmental readiness, hunger and fullness signs, handling  breastmilk and infant formula, solid foods, what is creditable, and more.

Resource | Technical Assistance & Guidance
Healthier Middle Schools: Everyone Can Help

Healthier Middle Schools: Everyone Can Help is a series of communication tools designed to help you engage teachers, parents, food service managers and students in school wellness efforts.

Resource | Nutrition Education
Fruits & Vegetables Galore: Helping Kids Eat More

Fruits & Vegetables Galore is a tool for school foodservice professionals packed with tips on planning, purchasing, protecting, preparing, presenting and promoting fruits and vegetables. Use Fruits & Vegetables Galore to help rejuvenate your cafeteria with colorful fruits and vegetables. Dress up your serving line to draw attention to fruits and vegetables to encourage children to make these selections.

Resource | Nutrition Education
Whole Grain Resource for the National School Lunch and School Breakfast Programs

This resource provides an in-depth look at the whole grain-rich criteria for school meals. It updates and expands the previous whole grain resource from the HealthierUS School Challenge Application Kit, which now applies to all school meal programs. It includes exercises on identifying products that meet the whole grain-rich criteria and calculation examples.