Resource | Success Stories
USDA Foods in Schools Photo Contest

Each year we ask child nutrition professionals to inspire other foodservice professionals and submit a picture of your most creative meal utilizing USDA Foods.  With more than 200 USDA Foods items available, we want to highlight each food group and the innovative ways in which they can be used.

Resource | Handbooks
Guide to Professional Standards for School Nutrition Programs

The Guide to Professional Standards for School Nutrition Programs is a central resource that comprehensively outlines the USDA professional standards requirements for state and local school nutrition program personnel who manage and operate the National School Lunch and School Breakfast Programs.  It supports school nutrition personnel in ensuring they have the knowledge and skills they need to prepare nutritious, safe, and enjoyable school meals.

Resource | Webinars/Videos
Energizing Your Day with School Breakfast: An Introduction to Updated USDA Toolkit Resources

The purpose of this webinar session is to acquaint the audience with FNS' updated toolkit resources for use in conjunction with the School Breakfast Program (SBP). The toolkit is a collection of digital materials targeted towards school food service directors who are seeking to establish or expand the SBP at one or more serving sites.

Resource | Webinars/Videos
School Breakfast Webinar Part 2: Updated Toolkit Resources

The purpose of this webinar session is to acquaint the audience with FNS' updated toolkit resources for use in conjunction with the School Breakfast Program (SBP). The toolkit is a collection of digital materials targeted towards school food service directors who are seeking to establish or expand the SBP at one or more serving sites. It contains information on how to identify the most appropriate means of providing breakfast service at a given site, provides basic guidance on budgeting and menu planning, and includes marketing materials and strategies for generating buy-in among the many stakeholders within the community and school environment whose cooperation is a necessary ingredient in a successful school breakfast operation.

Resource | Webinars/Videos
School Breakfast Webinar Part 1: Offer Versus Serve Overview and Strategies for Success

The purpose of this webinar session is to provide an overview of the Offer versus Serve (OVS) provision in the School Breakfast Program. During the session, attendees will be provided with an overview of how OVS fits into the updated breakfast meal pattern that goes into effect for SY 2013-14, including specific examples of what reimbursable meals might look like. Attendees will also learn about new and existing technical assistance resources that have been published by FNS to help guide State agencies and local food service directors as they look towards implementing the OVS option at breakfast in the coming school year. A question and answer session will follow the presentation.

Resource | Grants
FNS FY 2006 Request for Administrative Reviews and Training Funds

The Child Nutrition and WIC Reauthorization Act of 2004, P.L. 108-265, authorizes FNS to award $4,000,000 beginning in fiscal year (FY) 2005 and for each of the following fiscal years through FY 2009, to state agencies for administrative reviews and training of selected local educational agencies.

Resource | Technical Assistance & Guidance
SP 45-2013: Updated Offer versus Serve Guidance for the National School Lunch Program and School Breakfast Program in School Year 2013-2014

This guidance replaces the 2004 edition of the Offer versus Serve in the School Nutrition Programs Resource Guide. In addition, please note that this guidance will be revised for School Year 2014 - 2015 and beyond to reflect newly implemented meal pattern requirements as they are phased in.