Resource | Webinars/Videos
It's a New School Year: What's Happening with USDA Foods in Schools

This webinar highlights recent updates and provides guidance on managing USDA Foods in Schools, including information on the USDA Department of Defense (DoD) Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program and National Processing Program. We cover updates on allocating funds and adding new sites to USDA DoD Fresh, monitoring USDA Foods inventories, and details on SY 2020-2021 entitlement calculations, including the Families First Coronavirus Response Act Opt-In Waiver for School Year 2020- 2021 National School Lunch Program USDA Foods Entitlement Calculations.

Resource | Webinars/Videos
COVID-19 Guidance for Managing USDA Foods Inventories in SY 2020-2021

This webinar provides guidance on flexibilities available to help you manage USDA Foods in Schools during these unprecedented times due to COVID-19. Topics include information on USDA Foods direct delivered products, USDA Department of Defense (DoD) Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program, and the National Processing Program. We cover some actions you can take to assist with utilization of USDA Foods inventories and minimize food loss. This webinar is intended for State Distributing Agency and FNS Regional Office staff who manage USDA Foods in Schools programs.

Resource | Technical Assistance & Guidance
OIG FNS Audit Guide: Audits of Multi-State Food Processors

This guide is provided for use of nonfederal auditors in conducting audits of Multi-State Food Processors.

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Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2021-0006
2021-2022 National School Lunch Program USDA Foods Entitlement Calculations

Pursuant to section 2202(a) of the FFCRA, as extended by the Continuing Appropriations Act 2021, FNS is establishing a nationwide opt-in waiver to help minimize the impact of coronavirus related school closures on USDA Foods entitlement calculations.

Resource | Webinars/Videos
Managing USDA Foods for Schools Entitlement, Orders, and Inventories in SY 2021-2022

This webinar provides best practices to help you manage USDA Foods in Schools for school year 2021-2022. 

Resource | Webinars/Videos
Best Practices for the Use of the USDA DoD Fresh Program in the Summer Food Service Program

This webinar summarizes how the USDA Department of Defense (DoD) Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program operates, discusses the SFSP dollars, explains the Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Order Receipt System (FFAVORS) Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) tasks, and describes best practices for using USDA DoD Fresh in the SFSP.

Resource | Webinars/Videos
Best Practices for Receiving USDA DoD Fresh in FDPIR: Part One

As part of their FDPIR monthly food package benefit, Indian Tribal Organizations (ITOs) are able to order fresh in-season produce. In Part I of this series, we discuss roles and responsibilities, receiving and checking produce, and how to report complaints. 

Resource | Webinars/Videos
Best Practices for Receiving USDA DoD Fresh in FDPIR: Part Two

As part of their FDPIR monthly food package benefit, Indian Tribal Organizations (ITOs) are able to order fresh in-season produce. In Part II of this series, we discuss when different types of produce are available.

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2010-0001
School Food Authorities Acting as a Collective Unit in the Control and Use of Donated Foods (Revised)

This memorandum clarifies the requirements and options for School Food Authorities (SFAs) acting as a collective unit (including school co-ops or consortia) in performing activities relating to donated foods. It also clarifies the requirements for the distributing agency with respect to such SFAs.

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Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2012-0062
Offering School Food Authorities the Required Value and Variety of USDA Foods, and Efficient and Cost-Effective Distribution

The purpose of this policy memorandum is to provide direction and guidance to State Distributing Agencies (SDAs) in order to ensure compliance with legislative and regulatory requirements, and to make certain that all school food authorities (SFAs) receive their planned assistance level and maximize their use of USDA Foods to meet the nutrition standards in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP).

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