Resource | Technical Assistance & Guidance
National Processing Agreement (NPA) Approved Processors

List of National Processing Agreement approved processors for USDA Foods in Schools by school year.  

Resource | Technical Assistance
School Meals Programs: Providing Multiple Meals at a Time During the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic

This publication provides consideration, tips, best practices, and sample menus for school meals program operators who wish to distribute multiple meals at one time.

Resource | Technical Assistance & Guidance
The Food Buying Guide

The Food Buying Guide for Child Nutrition Programs has all of the current information in one manual to help you and your purchasing agent.

Resource | Technical Assistance & Guidance
The Food Buying Guide Interactive Web-based Tool

The Food Buying Guide Interactive Web-based Tool allows you to easily search and navigate food yields, compare food yields, and create and save favorite foods lists.

Resource | Technical Assistance & Guidance
USDA DoD Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program

The USDA Department of Defense Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program allows schools to use USDA Foods entitlement dollars to buy fresh produce. The program is operated by the Defense Logistics Agency at the Department of Defense. 

Resource | Research, Analysis & Background | General/Other
State of Origin for USDA Foods

The State of Origin data report for each fiscal year includes information on states where USDA purchased foods in that year. Learn where your USDA Foods are likely to come from, and what the top food is in your state!

Resource | Posters
Dig In! Posters

These dynamic posters visually express the theme of the Dig In! unit – namely, the world of possibilities found in growing and eating fruits and vegetables. Display them in your classroom, the school cafeteria, and other places throughout the school to motivate students to choose more fruits and vegetables at meals and as snacks.

Resource | Technical Assistance & Guidance
What You Can Do To Help Prevent Wasted Food

This booklet discusses ways to reduce, recover, and recycle food before it goes to waste. Get ideas for your school by reading tips for school nutrition professionals, teachers, parents, students, and school administrators.

Resource | Technical Assistance & Guidance
Local School Wellness Policy

Local wellness policies are an important tool for parents, local educational agencies and school districts in promoting student wellness, preventing and reducing childhood obesity, and providing assurance that school meal nutrition guidelines meet the minimum federal school meal standards.

Resource | Technical Assistance & Guidance
Food Buying Guide Brochure

This tri-fold brochure provides information on the Food Buying Guide for Child Nutrition Programs and suite of related resources. The FBG is the authoritative source of food yield information for all child nutrition programs.