Resource | History
FDPIR Food Package Review Work Group

The FDPIR Food Package Review Work Group was formed in 2002 at the request of the National Association of Food Distribution Programs on Indian Reservations (NAFDPIR). The Work Group members are comprised of NAFDPIR officials, representatives from the Indian Tribal Organizations (ITOs) and state agencies that administer FDPIR, federal and Tribal health professionals, commodity procurement specialists from USDA, and FNS regional and national office staff that work with FDPIR. The purpose of the Work Group is to review the FDPIR food package on an ongoing basis, with the goal of revising it to better meet the nutritional needs and food preferences of program participants without significantly increasing overall food package costs.

Resource | Toolkits
CSFP Food Package Toolkit

Check out these resources to prepare for the enhanced food package coming November 2019!

Resource | Webinars/Videos
Are you Ready for the CSFP Food Package Changes?

The CSFP Enhanced Food Package goes into effect Nov. 1, 2019. This webinar covers transition updates regarding direct shipment purchase status’ and food availability from the National Warehouses including when to expect new foods and package sizes to be available for multi-food ordering. In addition, live attendees were given the opportunity to ask any additional questions before implementing the enhanced food package.

Resource | Technical Assistance & Guidance
Integrated Food Management System (IFMS)

The Integrated Food Management system (IFMS) includes the replacement of the Automated Inventory System (AIS) used in the Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations (FDPIR). Long range plans include combining the functions of the food ordering systems Web Based Supply Chain Management (WBSCM) and Fresh Fruits and Vegetables Order Receipt System (FFAVORS).

Resource | Webinars/Videos
Planning for Successful Implementation of the Enhanced CSFP Food Package

In February 2019, USDA announced changes to the monthly food package that will be implemented beginning November 1, 2019. This webinar will focus on the new options and flexibilities within each category and provide guidance about how to plan for a successful transition. To help states and local sites adjust their inventory and orders to implement the changes on November 1, USDA will provide a demo of the recently released Food Package Ordering Tool. 

Resource | Webinars/Videos
CSFP Food Package Changes: Ordering Guidance for Direct Shipments

This webinar recording provides more information on CSFP food package changes and how to adjust direct shipment ordering to prepare for implementation starting this November 2019. FNS reviewed products that will be phased out, new material codes (pack sizes) that will be added to the catalog as well as anticipated new product offerings. FNS discussed catalog availability and ordering deadlines and how to anticipate direct ship needs for the new guide rate.

Resource | Webinars/Videos
CSFP Food Package: What You Need to Know

The USDA Food and Nutrition Service is making significant revisions to the CSFP food package in response to feedback from the CSFP community! This is the first of a series of webinars that will help CSFP states and local agencies prepare to implement the food package changes. Listen to this webinar to hear what will be changing in the food package and have an opportunity to ask questions.

Resource | Research | Food/Nutrient Analysis
Review of WIC Food Packages: Improving Balance and Choice

With support from the Food and Nutrition Service of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (formerly Institute of Medicine) convened an expert committee to review and assess the nutritional status and food and nutritional needs of the WIC-eligible population and provide recommendations based on its review and grounded in the most recently available science. The committee produced three reports as part of this task. This third and final report, in which the committee provides its final analyses, recommendations, and the supporting rationale, is available for download from the National Academy of Sciences.

Resource | Research | National Academy of Sciences/IOM
Review of WIC Food Packages: Proposed Framework for Revisions

The phase I interim report, is the second of three reports. The first report, the Evaluation of White Potatoes in the Cash Value Voucher: Letter Report, recommended allowing white potatoes for purchase with the cash value voucher. This second report presents the evidence, analyses, and framework that will be applied to develop the final report (phase II), which will include recommendations for potential modifications to the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) food packages.

Resource | Policy Memos | FD-079
Retroactive Food Package Distributions (Revised)

The purpose of this memorandum is to clarify Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) policy regarding CSFP retroactive food package distributions. This memorandum was revised on May 4, 2016.