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 | 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.

Resource | Webinars/Videos
Medio tiempo del CACFP: “Servir vegetales en el CACFP”

La serie mensual Medio tiempo del CACFP: treinta los jueves es un conjunto de seminarios web interactivos que desarrollan habilidades y se centran en temas de interés relacionados con los patrones de comidas actualizados del Programa de Alimentos para el Cuidado de Niños y Adultos (CACFP, por sus siglas en inglés).

Resource | Webinars/Videos
Medio tiempo del CACFP: Cómo usar la lista de alimentos de WIC para identificar alimentos acreditables en el CACFP

La serie mensual Medio tiempo del CACFP: treinta los jueves es un conjunto de seminarios web interactivos que desarrollan habilidades y se centran en temas de interés relacionados con los patrones de comidas actualizados del Programa de Alimentos para el Cuidado de Niños y Adultos (CACFP, por sus siglas en inglés).

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 | 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 | Webinars/Videos
Exhibit A Grains Tool to the Rescue!

Learn about the Exhibit A Grains Tool, a feature included with the Food Buying Guide for Child Nutrition Programs Interactive Web-Based Tool.

Resource | Product Information
USDA Foods Expected to be Available

This page contains links to USDA Foods that are available or expected to be made available to participants in each of the Food Distribution programs.

Resource | Grants
Team Nutrition Training Grants

Team Nutrition Training Grants offer funding to state agencies to implement innovative job-skills training programs focused on addressing identified state and local needs impacting the quality of school meals.

Resource | Nutrition Education
Discover MyPlate: Nutrition Education for Kindergarten

Discover MyPlate is fun and inquiry-based nutrition education that fosters the development of healthy food choices and physically active lifestyles during a critical developmental and learning period for children: kindergarten.