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The Food Buying Guide

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Resource type
Technical Assistance & Guidance
Resource Materials
Food Buyign Guide
The Food Buying Guide for
Child Nutrition Programs

he Food Buying Guide for Child Nutrition Programs has all of the current information in one manual to help you and your purchasing agent:

  • Buy the right amount of food and the appropriate type of food for your program(s).
  • Determine the specific contribution each food makes toward the meal pattern requirements.

These are available for schools, CACFP providers, sponsoring organizations, and state agencies that participate in or administer one of USDA’s child nutrition programs. All are welcome to download these materials and make copies. To download the file, please right-click on the link and "save link as."