Resource | Recipes
Team Nutrition Cooks

Team Nutrition Cooks! is a series of cooking-based nutrition activities for out-of-school and afterschool programs, for children around ages 8 to 12 years old. These activities can spark children’s interest in trying new foods and help empower them with skills for independence. Cooking can also help kids become more interested in making healthy food choices that can help build and support good eating habits throughout their lifetime.

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
FDPIR Sharing Gallery: Recipes and Cookbooks

This gallery contains cookbooks and recipes that specifically target participants of FDPIR. Resources come from including ITOs, non-profit organizations, and the USDA. Cookbooks and recipes can be used to provide participants with ideas on how to utilize foods found in their FDPIR food package.

Resource | Fact Sheets
CSFP Sharing Gallery: Recipes & Cookbooks

This sharing gallery page  contains cookbooks and recipes that specifically target participants of CSFP and older adults.  Resources have been developed by non-profit organizations, State agencies, and the USDA.  

Resource | Technical Assistance & Guidance
Sharing Gallery: Recipe Guidelines

Materials in the USDA Foods programs' sharing galleries are shared to help agencies provide more nutrition and food information to CSFP participants.  This page explains the inclusion criteria for recipes to be included in the sharing galleries.  

Resource | Recipes
Walleye Recipes Sheet

 A collection of recipes for ITOs and FDPIR recipients so that they can make delicious regional dishes with the walleye from USDA Foods. 

Resource | Guidance Documents | FNS-GD-2018-0032
Menu Planner

The Menu Planner for School Meals: School Year 2018-2019 is a comprehensive guide for local school nutrition professionals to assist them with developing healthy, safe, affordable, and appealing school meals and snacks that meet the meal pattern requirements.

Resource | Guidance Documents | FNS-GD-2018-0001
Food Buying Guide for Child Nutrition Programs

The Food Buying Guide for Child Nutrition Programs has all of the current information in one manual to help you and your purchasing agent buy the right amount of food and the appropriate type of food for your program(s), and determine the specific contribution each food makes toward the meal pattern requirements.