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 | Presentations
USDA Foods Overview for School Administrators: Talking Points

USDA Foods Overview for School Administrators: Talking Points

Resource | Policy Memos | FD-116
Claims Resolution Act of 2010 - Payments Received via the Cobell Settlement

FD-116: Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP), Food Distribution Program in Indian Reservations (FDPIR), and The Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP)

Resource | Policy Memos | FD-113
Civil Rights Training Requirements for Volunteers

This memorandum clarifies Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) policy regarding civil rights training for volunteers in the Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP), The Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP), and the Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations (FDPIR). Additional information may be found in FNS Instruction 113-1.

Resource | Policy Memos | FD-112
Cancellation of Policy Memorandum FD-082, Responsibilities for Claims for Food Losses

Policy Memorandum FD-082, Responsibilities for Claims for Food Losses (dated December 10, 2008) is cancelled. The guidance provided by this policy memorandum has been incorporated in FNS Instruction 401-1, Claims for Losses of Donated Foods and Related Administrative Losses-Procedures for the State Distributing Agency, as revised on December 29, 2010.