Resource | Technical Assistance & Guidance
Planning for a Dynamic School Environment

As schools work toward resuming regular operations, USDA continues to offer flexibilities in response to public health needs and to ease administrative burden, while still promoting nutritious meals. Learn more about adjusting meal service operations during the dynamic school year ahead.

Resource | Technical Assistance
Planning for a Dynamic School Environment During School Year 2021-2022: Flexibilities in Practice

While many schools will return to their regular cafeteria meal service this year, schools will need to be prepared for many contingencies. FNS encourages schools to have plans in place to ensure students have access to school meals no matter what this school year may bring.  

Resource | Technical Assistance & Guidance
Back-to-School Meal Planning Tips

Get tips on ways to add more variety on your back-to-school menus.

Resource | Technical Assistance & Guidance
Offering Smoothies as Part of Reimbursable School Meals

This training guide provides menu planning ideas, crediting tips, sample menus, and more to show school nutrition professionals how both scratch-made and commercially-prepared smoothies can be offered as part of a reimbursable school breakfast or lunch. 

Resource | Technical Assistance & Guidance
Offering Smoothies as Part of Reimbursable School Meals

This training guide provides menu planning ideas, crediting tips, sample menus, and more to show school nutrition professionals how both scratch-made and commercially-prepared smoothies can be offered as part of a reimbursable school breakfast or lunch. 

Resource | Nutrition Education
School Lunch Resources

Team Nutrition resources to support school lunch program activities.

Resource | Success Stories
COVID-19 School Meal Spotlights

Under challenging circumstances during the COVID-19 pandemic, school communities have worked tirelessly to ensure children have access to meals.

Resource | Technical Assistance & Guidance
Professional Standards Training Tracker Tool Brochure

This tri-fold brochure provides information on the Professional Standards Training Tracker Tool  (PSTTT). The PSTTT is a free, web-based tool available for school nutrition professionals to record their annually required training hours.

Resource | Technical Assistance
Guide to Professional Standards for School Nutrition Programs

A central resource outlining the USDA Professional Standards requirements for state and local school nutrition professionals.

Resource | Technical Assistance & Guidance
Professional Standards: Resources

These resources provide school nutrition professionals with the knowledge and tools to implement and meet the Professional Standards requirements within their programs.