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Resource | Webinars/Videos

USDA Foods in Schools Ordering and Purchase Update Webinar

This webinar provided state agencies with information about USDA Foods ordering and procurement processes.

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Understanding the USDA DoD Fresh Program and FFAVORS

Webinar recording from September 8, 2022 on understanding the USDA DoD Fresh program and the fresh fruit and vegetable order receipt system. 

Resource | Technical Assistance

USDA Foods Processing Program: Tips on How to Efficiently and Effectively Utilize USDA Foods Diverted to Processors

This webinar provided an overview of the USDA Foods Processing program and shared some tips on how to effectively manage USDA Foods diverted to processors.

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Best Practices for Storage and Distribution of USDA Foods in Schools

Webinar discusses information that should be included on inventory reports for quick action to keep distribution costs reasonable and ensure USDA Foods are efficiently delivered to schools. 

 

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Everything You Need to Know about GS1 GDSN! Accessing Nutrient, Allergen and Ingredient Information for USDA Foods in Schools

This webinar is intended for states and school districts that serve direct delivered USDA Foods for child nutrition programs.

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Use of USDA Foods in Disasters

We discuss information and resources provided in the revised USDA Foods in Disaster Manual, June 2021 to help you be prepared for the use of USDA Foods in disasters, emergencies and situations of distress

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New Requirements for USDA Vendors: Reporting of Nutrition, Allergen, and Ingredient Information for USDA Foods in Schools

This webinar is intended for vendors that supply USDA Foods. 

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Managing USDA Foods for Schools Entitlement, Orders, and Inventories in SY 2021-2022

This webinar provides best practices to help you manage USDA Foods in Schools for school year 2021-2022. 

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COVID-19 Guidance for Managing USDA Foods Inventories in SY 2020-2021

This webinar provides guidance on flexibilities available to help you manage USDA Foods in Schools during these unprecedented times due to COVID-19. Topics include information on USDA Foods direct delivered products, USDA Department of Defense (DoD) Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program, and the National Processing Program. We cover some actions you can take to assist with utilization of USDA Foods inventories and minimize food loss. This webinar is intended for state distributing agency and FNS regional office staff who manage USDA Foods in Schools programs.

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Using USDA Foods in Disasters, Emergencies, and Situations of Distress

This webinar is intended for state distributing agencies and FNS regional office staff and highlights how USDA Foods may be used in congregate feeding or disaster household distribution during a disaster, emergency, or situation of distress response. We discuss the importance of planning, preparation and communication before, during and after a disaster response.