Resource | Webinars/Videos
Videos: Food Safety Flashes

A Flash of Food Safety is an educational video series designed to help busy school nutrition professionals understand and practically apply safe food practices. The videos, available in English and Spanish, address five food safety topics: Handwashing: Why to Wash Your Hands, Handwashing: How to Wash Your Hands, Calibrating a Thermometer: Ice Water Method, Calibrating a Thermometer: Boiling Water Method, and Active Cooling with a Chill Stick.

Resource | Toolkits
Local School Wellness Policy Outreach Toolkit

Engage school staff and parents in school wellness using these ready-to-go communication tools. Sharing news about your Local School Wellness Policy is easy with these flyers, presentations, newsletter articles, and social media posts. Your school can personalize them to make them specific to your Local School Wellness Policy activities.

Resource | Instructions | FNS Instruction 835-1 Rev 2
Authorized Supplemental Foods and Distribution Rates of Foods for the Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP)

This instruction promulgates program policy and provides guidance on the supplemental foods authorized for distribution in the CSFP food package. It specifies the maximum allowable rates of distribution for the supplemental foods in each package.

Resource | Technical Assistance & Guidance
Local School Wellness Policy

A local school wellness policy is a written document of official policies that guide a local educational agency (LEA) or school district’s efforts to establish a school environment that promotes students’ health, well-being, and ability to learn by supporting healthy eating and physical activity.

Resource | Handbooks
2016 Administrative Guidance for Sponsors

USDA’s Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) administers the SFSP at the national and regional levels. Within each state, the Program is administered by the state department of education or an alternate state-designated agency. Locally, public or private non-profit organizations that want to “sponsor” the Program apply and are approved by the state agency to operate the Program.

Resource | Webinars/Videos
FDPIR: Overview of OMB’s Uniform Guidance

This webinar reviews the Office of Management and Budget’s (OMB) new guidance at 2 CFR part 200, titled Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards (Uniform Guidance).

Resource | Technical Assistance & Guidance
This Summer, Eat Smart to Play Hard: A Parent’s Guide

This Summer, Eat Smart to Play Hard: A Parent’s Guide is a 6-page color brochure that schools and community groups can distribute to parents to increase awareness of the importance of healthy food choices and physical activity during the summer months. The guide encourages families to choose water instead of sugar-sweetened beverages, choose more fruits and vegetables, increase physical activity, and decrease screen time.

Resource | Nutrition Education
Discover MyPlate: Emergent Reader Mini Books

Discover MyPlate includes six emergent readers featuring kindergarten-level sight words that help children build literacy skills while learning about the five food groups and MyPlate.

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.