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 | Product Information
USDA Foods in Schools Product Information Sheets - Fruits

USDA Foods Product Information Sheets containing USDA Foods description and WBSCM ID for fruits. 

Resource | Fact Sheets
USDA Foods in Schools Fact Sheet

The USDA’s schools/child nutrition USDA Foods programs support domestic nutrition programs and American agricultural producers through purchases of domestic agricultural products for use in schools and institutions. Nutritious USDA-purchased food is provided to the following child nutrition programs: The National School Lunch Program, the Child and Adult Care Food Program, and the Summer Food Service Program.

Resource | Technical Assistance & Guidance
USDA/USDC Authorized Labels and Manufacturers

CN numbers that appear on the valid list apply to the CN logo and crediting statement only. It is the manufacturer's responsibility to ensure that the product label meets all over federal labeling requirements.

Resource | Fact Sheets
TEFAP Fact Sheet

The Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP) is a federal program that helps supplement the diets of low-income Americans, including elderly people, by providing them with emergency food assistance at no cost. Through TEFAP, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) purchases a variety of nutritious, high-quality USDA Foods, and makes those foods available to State Distributing Agencies.

Resource | Toolkits
Tools for Schools: Serving Whole Grain-Rich

School meals are giving kids the goodness of whole grains. Whole grains give kids B vitamins, minerals, and fiber to help them feel full longer so they stay alert to concentrate at school. Beginning SY 2019-2020, half of the weekly grains offered must be whole grain-rich and the remaining grain items must be enriched.

Resource | Technical Assistance & Guidance
Delivery Order Status Reports

The Delivery Order Status reports from WBSCM provide detail on orders throughout the delivery cycle. The reports are posted monthly and delivery order status data is current as of the report date. Delivery order status may change throughout the month. The reports are in Excel format and can be filtered by the column heading.

Resource | Training
CSFP Orientation for New States

This page provides links to a CSFP welcome packet and PowerPoint Presentations to assist new states in the Commodity Supplemental Food Program.

Resource | Webinars/Videos
Manejo y almacenamiento de la leche materna y fórmula infantil en un sitio de cuidado infantil

Este video viene de la lección 4 del kit de Herramientas para el instructor del CACFP, por sus siglas en inglés, (https://www.fns.usda.gov/tn/feeding-infants-cacfp-trainers-tools). El video describe las buenas prácticas para manejar y almacenar la leche materna y la fórmula infantil en un sitio de cuidado infantil.

Resource | Webinars/Videos
Apoyando a las madres lactantes en un sitio de cuidado infantil

Este video viene de la lección 3 del kit de Herramientas para el instructor del CACFP, por sus siglas en inglés, (https://www.fns.usda.gov/tn/feeding-infants-cacfp-trainers-tools). El video tiene sugerencias para crear un entorno que apoya la lactancia materna, mejores prácticas que los padres pueden seguir para etiquetar y transportar la leche materna a un sitio de cuidado infantil, y presenta la guía para madres: ¡Bebés Lactados son Bienvenidos Aquí! como un recurso para madres lactantes.