Resource | Webinars/Videos
Finding and Creating School Recipes for Success with USDA Foods

In this December 4, 2014, webinar, Malissa Marsden provides an overview of how to create and modify standardized recipes, and Dayle Hayes shares a variety of available resources from agricultural boards, social media, and school nutrition programs.

Resource | Webinars/Videos
Creating Healthy Menus Using USDA Foods

In this October 16, 2014, webinar, Christina Riley of FNS provides an overview of USDA Foods nutrition, and Scott Richardson of Project Bread, Laurie Colgan of the Vermont Agency of Education, and Ed Herrera of the Idaho State Department of Education present school meals recipe resources developed by their organizations.

Resource | Proposed Rule
Proposed Rule: Requirements for the Distribution and Control of Donated Foods

This rule proposes to revise and clarify requirements to ensure that USDA donated foods are distributed, stored, and managed in the safest, most efficient, and cost-effective manner, at State and recipient agency levels.

Resource | Rule
Food Distribution Program: Value of Donated Foods (July 1, 2014 - June 30, 2015)

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 24.75 cents for the period July 1, 2014 through June 30, 2015.

Resource | Rule
CSFP: Implementation of the Agricultural Act of 2014

This final rule amends the regulations for the Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP) to phase out the eligibility of women, infants, and children.

Resource | Webinars/Videos
CSFP Inventory Calculator

CSFP Inventory Calculator Webinar

Resource | Research | General/Other
State of Origin for USDA Foods in Fiscal Year 2012

The Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) Food Distribution Programs provide food and nutrition assistance to school children and families and support American agriculture by distributing high quality, 100 percent American-grown USDA Foods. This report analyzes State of origin data for Fiscal Year (FY) 2012, which captures the State where USDA purchased USDA Foods during FY 2012. In FY 2012, USDA purchased over 2 billion pounds of food, worth nearly $2 billion. Purchased USDA Foods included both raw food products such as meats, vegetables, and fruits, as well as finished food products like cereal, crackers, and pasta.

Resource | Recipes
USDA Foods Cookbook Resources
Resource | Legislation
Agricultural Act of 2014

The Agricultural Act of 2014 (2014 Farm Bill) phases out the participation of women, infants, and children in CSFP, transitioning it to a seniors-only program.

Resource | Legislation
Agriculture and Consumer Protection Act of 1973

The Agriculture and Consumer Protection Act of 1973 authorizes CSFP and mandates an administrative grant per assigned caseload slot to be adjusted each fiscal year to reflect inflation.