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 | Webinars/Videos
Webinar: Professional Standards Training Tracker Tool 2.0 Enhancements

On June 6, 2018, USDA’s Team Nutrition staff presented new enhancements to the Professional Standards Training Tracker Tool, version 2.0!  Since the PSTTT 2.0 was first released in November 2017, Team Nutrition has been continuously working to incorporate feedback to enrich each user’s experience. This webinar showcased the new enhancements, such as a streamlined and seamless way of creating user profiles, selecting managers, assigning employees, and easily creating user profiles for a large number of employees at one time.

Resource | Webinars/Videos
USDA Foods Value Pass Through

This webinar explains how the money spent to buy USDA Foods for processing is returned to the state/schools through various value pass-through systems and explores real-life scenarios.

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
USDA Foods Strategic Ordering and Forecasting

This webinar explains how to be an ideal customer; shares best practices for planning, forecasting, and procurement of USDA Foods; discusses data and inventory analysis and shares tips for planning and ordering.

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.