Resource | Fact Sheets
SY13 Average Price Explanation

Annually, FDD prices its USDA Foods based on last purchased price (LPP). The LPP is the last price per pound paid prior to November 15th. This price is then used on National Processors’ Summary End Product Data Schedules (SEPDS) as a basis for rebating or discounting finished product prices for USDA Foods. A proposal was made for FNS to use an average value to establish the rebate and discount value for USDA Foods. After an extensive analysis it was determined that establishing an average value for USDA Foods will result in a more favorable return to recipients

Resource | Fact Sheets
Talking Points on USDA and School Meal Safety

USDA is committed to ensuring that school children receive safe and healthy food
-- The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) ensures that the nation's nutrition assistance programs, including the National School Lunch Program (NSLP), meet individuals’ food and nutrition needs.   
-- The health and safety of the 31 million children we serve each day in our school nutrition programs is of the utmost importance to us.   
-- USDA is committed to a comprehensive, coordinated approach to food safety for the NSLP.  USDA Foods represent 15‐20% of all food served in school meals and our specifications for these foods meet or exceed standards set for commercial products.  

Resource | Policy
USDA Foods Graphical Guidelines

The USDA Foods mark is the service mark USDA has adopted to identify the USDA Foods program. This document provides information about the proper use of the USDA Foods service mark. Using the USDA Foods mark correctly and frequently in program materials will present a consistent image for USDA Foods, strengthen the program’s identity, and reinforce the program’s messages.

Resource | Handbooks
Measuring the Ambient Storage Temperature in a Transport Unit Containing Shell Eggs Packaged For The Ultimate Consumer

Guidance for recipients electing to check the ambient temperature in a transport unit for shell eggs contracted for delivery under the USDA Commodity Purchase Program.

Resource | Notices
Food Distribution Program: Value of Donated Foods (July 1, 2011 - June 30, 2012)

Notice is hereby given that the national average minimum value of donated foods, or cash in lieu thereof, per lunch under the NSLP (7 CFR Part 210) and per lunch and supper under the CACFP (7 CFR Part 226) shall be 22.25 cents for the period July 1, 2011 through June 30, 2012.

Resource | Presentations
USDA Foods: More Choices For You. More Options For Them

A USDA Foods Guide For Child Nutrition Professionals

Resource | Policy Memos | FD-117
Replacement of USDA Foods Destroyed Due to a Household Misfortune

The purpose of this memorandum is to provide guidance on replacement of USDA Foods Destroyed due to a household misfortune.

Resource | Proposed Rule
Updated Trafficking Definition and SNAP-FDPIR Dual Participation

The Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) is proposing changes to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) regulations pertaining to SNAP client benefit use, participation of retail food stores and wholesale food concerns in SNAP, and SNAP client participation in the Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations (FDPIR).

Resource | Research | Food/Nutrient Analysis
Estimated Retail Value of the Average FDPIR Food Package as Delivered in Fiscal Year 2009

This report estimates the retail value of the average Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations (FDPIR) food package delivered to FDPIR participants in fiscal year (FY) 2009. The estimated retail value
of the average FDPIR food package as delivered in FY 2009 was $78.44 per month per FDPIR participant. The report’s retail price estimate probably understates the true retail value of the FDPIR food package
because the cost of food from retailers located on or near Indian reservations is likely above national average retail food costs. The average SNAP benefit per person in FY 2009 was $125.31 per month.

Resource | Presentations
USDA Foods Overview for School Administrators: Talking Points

USDA Foods Overview for School Administrators: Talking Points