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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 | Technical Assistance & Guidance

Integrated Food Management System (IFMS)

The Integrated Food Management System replaces the legacy, Automated Inventory System (AIS). IFMS consolidates food distribution transactions into a seamless, easy-to-use cloud-based platform.

Resource | Newsletters

IFMS NewsWatch

IFMS NewsWatch e-Letters provide monthly updates about the Integrated Food Management System, including recent transition activities, ongoing development, user resources, and tips for new users to prepare for IFMS.

Resource | History

FDPIR Food Package Review Work Group Minutes

Meeting and conference call notes from the FDPIR Food Package Review Work Group.

Resource | Guidance Documents | FNS-GD-2020-0008

Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations Monthly Distribution Guide Rates By Household Size

FNS Handbook 501, Exhibit O shows the FDPIR monthly distribution guide rates by household size effective Oct. 1, 2021. This document is commonly referred to as the "FDPIR Guide Rate."  

FNS Handbook 501, Exhibit O
Resource | Toolkits

USDA Foods Toolkit for Child Nutrition Programs

The USDA Foods Toolkit is a collection of valuable resources to assist child nutrition professionals in effectively using their USDA Food entitlement and to help them educate students, staff, and the community about the healthy contributions that USDA Foods provide to their meal programs.

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 | Recipes

USDA Foods in Schools Additional Resources

A compilation of resources for operators of USDA Foods in Schools and child nutrition programs.  

Resource | Nutrition Education

CSFP Sharing Gallery: In the News

This CSFP sharing gallery page features e-letters, newsletters, blogs, and articles that highlight nutrition and wellness among older adults.

Resource | Nutrition Education

CSFP Sharing Gallery: Photos and Videos

This gallery contains photo albums and videos from CSFP program sites, non-profits, and government agencies.