Resource | Technical Assistance
Child Nutrition Database

The Child Nutrition Database (CNDB)  is a required part of the nutrient analysis software approved by USDA for use in the National School Lunch Program and School Breakfast Program. It is a nutrient database of over 10,000 food items.

Resource | Nutrition Education
School Breakfast Materials

Celebrate National School Breakfast Week with these free materials for schools participating in the School Breakfast Program.

Resource | Nutrition Education
Dietary Guidelines for Americans

The Dietary Guidelines for Americans, 2020-2025 was released on December 29, 2020. These are the 9th edition of the Dietary Guidelines.
 

Resource | Technical Assistance
School Meals Programs: Providing Multiple Meals at a Time During the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic

This publication provides consideration, tips, best practices, and sample menus for school meals program operators who wish to distribute multiple meals at one time.

Resource | Technical Assistance & Guidance
The Food Buying Guide

The Food Buying Guide for Child Nutrition Programs has all of the current information in one manual to help you and your purchasing agent.

Resource | Technical Assistance & Guidance
The Food Buying Guide Interactive Web-based Tool

The Food Buying Guide Interactive Web-based Tool allows you to easily search and navigate food yields, compare food yields, and create and save favorite foods lists.

Resource | Posters
OVS Middle/High School Breakfast Poster

This poster is designed to educate middle/high school students in selecting a reimbursable breakfast under Offer versus Serve. Teachers and school foodservice professionals will find it helps students more quickly select the foods in the lunch line that make up a reimbursable meal.

Resource | Posters
OVS Elementary School Breakfast Poster

School foodservice professionals will find it helps students more quickly select the foods in the lunch line that make up a reimbursable meal.

Resource | Recipes
Team Nutrition Recipes

Recipes for your school or Child and Adult Care Food Program.

Resource | Technical Assistance & Guidance
Feeding Kids When Schools Are Closed

This downloadable handout conveys information about the child nutrition program meal service options available during the public health emergency.