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

The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Department of Defense (DoD) 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 (DLA) at the Department of Defense. In school year (SY) 1994-1995, the program began as a pilot in eight states; $3.2 million of produce was delivered to schools. Today, schools in 48 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, and Guam participate in the program. USDA DoD Fresh allocations may be changed throughout the year and USDA does not impose a cap on the amount of entitlement used through this program.

Resource | Webinars/Videos
Celebrate National Farm to School Month in Early Care and Education Settings: Farm to CACFP

Co-hosted by USDA FNS’s Team Nutrition initiative and the Office of Community Food Systems on October 25, 2018, this hour-long webinar focuses on how local foods and nutrition and food education can be incorporated in CACFP settings.

Resource | Webinars/Videos
CACFP Halftime: Identifying Whole Grain-Rich Foods in the CACFP, Part 2

The CACFP Halftime: Thirty on Thursdays webinar series is a set of interactive, skills-building webinars that focus on hot topics related to the updated Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) meal patterns. This webinar will focus on how CACFP operators can use a food’s ingredient list to identify whole grain-rich items for their menus, with a focus on how to treat flour blends. 

Resource | Webinars/Videos
CACFP Halftime Webinar: Adding Whole Grains to Your Menu (in Spanish)

Este seminario web se enfoca en cómo ofrecer granos integrales en los sitios del CACFP.

Resource | Webinars/Videos
Webinar: Food Buying Guide Goes Digital!

Learn about the new Food Buying Guide (FBG) Mobile App and FBG Interactive Web Tool via a live demonstration! You'll learn how to utilize the innovative features of these tools including search and navigation, the ability to compare food yield information, and the ability to create a favorite foods list.

Resource | Nutrition Education
Local School Wellness Policy Summary of the Final Rule

This double sided handout provides an overview of the requirements in the  Final Rule: Local School Wellness Policy Implementation Under the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 201

Resource | Training
MyPlate Guide To School Breakfast

This infographic highlights healthy foods that are part of a balanced school breakfast.  Learn about why eating breakfast is important for learning, and how parents can help their child eat a healthy breakfast at school.

Resource | Technical Assistance & Guidance
MyPlate Guide To School Lunch

This infographic highlights how a variety of healthy foods from each MyPlate food group are included as part of a school lunch. Learn about ways to help children make healthy food and beverage choices at school.

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.