Resource | Success Stories
COVID-19 School Meal Spotlights

Under challenging circumstances during the COVID-19 pandemic, school communities have worked tirelessly to ensure children have access to meals.

Resource | Technical Assistance
Guide to Professional Standards for School Nutrition Programs

A central resource outlining the USDA Professional Standards requirements for state and local school nutrition professionals.

Resource | Technical Assistance & Guidance
Professional Standards: Resources

Professional Standards resources

Resource | Worksheets
Seamless Summer Option: Providing Multiple Meals at a Time During the Coronavirus Pandemic

This downloadable handout provides tips, best practices, and sample menus for NSLP SSO operators who wish to distribute multiple meals at one time.

Resource | Recipes
Team Nutrition Recipes

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

Resource | Technical Assistance & Guidance
Child Nutrition Program Meal Service During COVID-19

USDA is working closely with states and child nutrition program operators to provide nutritious meals and snacks to children, while supporting social distancing efforts related to the coronavirus (COVID-19). 

Resource | Worksheets
Offer vs Serve Lunch Program Tip Sheet

This tip sheet was designed for school foodservice professionals to provide an overview of offer versus serve guidance for lunch meal service. State agencies and regional offices may also use this tool to provide training about offer versus serve policy requirements at lunch.

Resource | Technical Assistance & Guidance
Local School Wellness Policy

Local wellness policies are an important tool for parents, local educational agencies and school districts in promoting student wellness, preventing and reducing childhood obesity, and providing assurance that school meal nutrition guidelines meet the minimum federal school meal standards.

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.

Resource | Guidance Documents | FNS-GD-2016-0058
Local School Wellness Policy Summary of the Final Rule

This double sided handout provides an overview of the requirements in the  Final Rule: Local School Wellness Policy Implementation Under the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 201