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USDA Efforts to Reduce Waste, Fraud and Abuse in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)

USDA Efforts to Reduce Waste, Fraud and Abuse in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)

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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

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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.  

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USDA Takes Aggressive Action to Fight Trafficking

The sale or exchange of SNAP benefits for anything other than food sold by an authorized retailer is illegal – and is neither accepted nor tolerated by USDA.

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SNAP Name Change

Outreach Tools

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Department of Defense Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program

In 1994, the Food and Nutrition Service began working with the Agricultural Marketing Service and other agencies in and out of government to explore options for providing more fresh fruit and vegetable products to schools. This meeting led to talks with the Department of Defense, Defense Personnel Support Center, now known as the Defense Supply Center Philadelphia (DSCP) to enter into a pilot project to supply fresh fruit and vegetables directly to schools along with their deliveries to military installations or other sites in the United States. An agreement was signed by administrators of the Food and Nutrition Service, Agricultural Marketing Service, and DSCP in August 1995 authorizing the program.

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Percentage of TEFAP Administrative Funds Passed Through from State Agencies to Emergency Feeding Organizations (EFO) FY 2010

All data is from FNS-667 reports on file as of March 8, 2011

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Equity in School Lunch Pricing Fact Sheet

This memorandum provides information relating to section 205 of the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010 (Public Law 111-296). This provision requires school food authorities (SFAs) participating in the National School Lunch Program to ensure that schools are providing the same level of support for lunches served to students who are not eligible for free or reduced price lunches (i.e., paid lunches) as they are for lunches served to students eligible for free lunches.