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Submitting a Farm to School Grant Application

This webinar will provide an overview of how to apply for the fiscal year 2020 Farm to School Grant Program RFA. Become familiar with the requirements of the RFA and how to submit your completed application on Grants.gov.

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Are you Ready for the CSFP Food Package Changes?

The CSFP Enhanced Food Package goes into effect Nov. 1, 2019. This webinar covers transition updates regarding direct shipment purchase status’ and food availability from the National Warehouses including when to expect new foods and package sizes to be available for multi-food ordering. In addition, live attendees were given the opportunity to ask any additional questions before implementing the enhanced food package.

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Refresher on FNS Instruction 709-5: Shipment and Receipt of USDA Foods

This webinar provides USDA Foods recipients, USDA FNS regional offices, and state agencies a refresher on the FNS Instruction 709-5: Shipment and Receipt of USDA Foods. The webinar highlights the five key areas involved with the shipment and receipt of USDA Foods: arranging shipment and delivery, guidance on inspecting the shipment, accepting and receipting the shipment, unloading the shipment, and disposition and replacement of USDA Foods. In addition, E-invoicing in WBSCM and filing complaints is covered.

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Planning for Successful Implementation of the Enhanced CSFP Food Package

In February 2019, USDA announced changes to the monthly food package that will be implemented beginning November 1, 2019. This webinar will focus on the new options and flexibilities within each category and provide guidance about how to plan for a successful transition. To help states and local sites adjust their inventory and orders to implement the changes on November 1, USDA will provide a demo of the recently released Food Package Ordering Tool. 

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Celebrate National Farm to School Month in Early Care and Education Settings: Farm to CACFP

Co-hosted by USDA FNS’s Team Nutrition initiative and the Office of Community Food Systems on October 25, 2018, this hour-long webinar focuses on how local foods and nutrition and food education can be incorporated in CACFP settings.

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What are CSFP State and Local Agencies Doing to Prepare for Changes?

<p>How are you planning to get feedback from clients about the foods they would like before placing orders? What changes do you need to make to your ordering and inventory management to accommodate new products and package sizes? What documents or processes do you use that will need to be updated?</p>

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SNAP at Farmers Markets: Incentives

Webinar: Instituting an incentive program is one approach that farmers markets are using to attract SNAP customers. This webinar will focus on what markets and their partners need to know about incentives, different types of incentives they could offer, and what they would need to do to introduce an Incentive program at their market.

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SNAP at Farmers Markets: Advertising and Marketing

Webinar: Advertising and marketing is one of the most important aspects of attracting SNAP clients to farmers markets. It is also one of the most difficult. This webinar will focus on strategies for ways to advertise and market farmers markets to SNAP clients.

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CACFP Halftime: Identifying Whole Grain-Rich Foods in the CACFP, Part 2

The CACFP Halftime: Thirty on Thursdays webinar series is a set of interactive, skills-building webinars that focus on hot topics related to the updated Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) meal patterns. This webinar will focus on how CACFP operators can use a food’s ingredient list to identify whole grain-rich items for their menus, with a focus on how to treat flour blends. 

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SNAP E&T In Action: Self-Sufficiency

SNAP E&T Success Stories is a four-part series that highlights successful outcomes from SNAP E&T program participants. This video features participants who are working toward economic self-sufficiency through the SNAP E&T program. For more information about SNAP E&T, visit www.fns.usda.gov.