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Resource | Newsletters

USDA Foods e-Letters

USDA Foods from Farm to Plate  e-Letters feature resources, news, and best practices, rotating our monthly focus between a general e-Letter and a trio of program-specific e-Letters: “Spotlight on Schools” for USDA Foods in the National School Lunch Program and other child nutrition programs, “Household Highlights” for the Commodity Supplemental Food Program and The Emergency Food Assistance Program, and “FDPIR Connection” for the Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations. 

Resource | Technical Assistance & Guidance

Nutrition, Allergen and Ingredient Information for USDA Foods in Schools

This initiative introduces new reporting requirements for USDA vendors regarding reporting of nutrition, allergen, and ingredient information for USDA Foods in Schools.  

Resource | Technical Assistance & Guidance

USDA DoD Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program

The USDA Department of Defense Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program allows schools and Indian Tribal Organizations to buy fresh produce. The program is operated by the Defense Logistics Agency at the Department of Defense. 

Resource | Toolkits

USDA Foods Toolkit for Child Nutrition Programs

The USDA Foods Toolkit is a collection of valuable resources to assist child nutrition professionals in effectively using their USDA Food entitlement and to help them educate students, staff, and the community about the healthy contributions that USDA Foods provide to their meal programs.

Resource | Infographics

USDA Foods in Schools Infographics

USDA Foods data collected via the Web-Based Supply Chain Management (WBSCM) system and the Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Order Receipt System (FFAVORS) were analyzed to conduct analyses on food purchases and spending at the national and state levels for four school years. These infographics display national data for school years 2016-2017 and 2017-2018.  

Resource | Nutrition Education

FDPIR Sharing Gallery

The Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations Sharing Gallery is a source of inspiration and sharing of nutrition education materials, recipes, photos, news, grant opportunities, and other resources for Indian Tribal Organizations participating in FDPIR.

Resource | Info Sheets

FDPIR Sharing Gallery: Handouts

The Sharing Gallery is a source of inspiration and sharing of nutrition education materials, recipes, photos, news, grant opportunities, and other resources for Indian Tribal Organizations participating in the Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations.

Resource | Training

FDPIR Household Certification Training Course

Welcome to the USDA Food and Nutrition Service’s Household Certification Training course for the Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations. FDPIR is a federal program that provides USDA foods to low-income households living on Indian reservations, in designated areas near reservations, and in the State of Oklahoma. FNS developed the FDPIR Household Certification Training course to help Indian Tribal Organization (ITO) and state agency certification workers and their supervisors successfully administer the program.

Resource | Webinars/Videos

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.

Resource | Webinars/Videos

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.