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Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2020-0109

State Guidance on Coronavirus P-EBT

USDA is committed to providing nutrition assistance to hard-hit families across the country due to the coronavirus pandemic. In support of President Biden’s call to action on hunger, USDA announced that it is increasing the Pandemic EBT benefit by approximately 15 percent, providing more money for low-income families and millions of children missing meals due to school and child care closures.

Resource | Technical Assistance & Guidance

USDA/USDC Authorized Labels and Manufacturers

CN numbers that appear on the valid list apply to the CN logo and crediting statement only. It is the manufacturer's responsibility to ensure that the product label meets all over federal labeling requirements.

Resource | Technical Assistance & Guidance

National School Lunch Program and School Breakfast Program Demonstration Projects to Evaluate Direct Certification with Medicaid

FNS is conducting additional demonstration projects to expand the evaluation of direct certification with Medicaid for both free and reduced price meal eligibility in NSLP and SBP.

Resource | Technical Assistance & Guidance

Professional Standards: Resources

These resources provide school nutrition professionals with the knowledge and tools to implement and meet the professional standards requirements within their programs.

Resource | Product Information

USDA Foods in Schools Product Information Sheets - Vegetables

USDA Foods in Schools product information sheets with description and WBSCM ID for vegetables. 

Resource | Technical Assistance & Guidance

The Whole Grain Resource for the National School Lunch and Breakfast Programs

The revised Whole Grain Resource for the National School Lunch and School Breakfast Programs is a comprehensive guide to determine whether a grain product is whole grain-rich or can credit as enriched in school meals.

Resource | Technical Assistance & Guidance

Team Nutrition Recipes

Warm up this winter with nutritious and student-approved soup and chili recipes developed by State Child Nutrition Agencies as part of their Team Nutrition Training Grant.

Resource | Nutrition Education

National School Lunch Week Social Media Shareables

We encourage our partners, schools and the community to share these graphics and messages on their social media platforms to help spread the word about the benefits of school lunch.

Resource | Technical Assistance & Guidance

School Lunch Materials

Learn more about school lunch! Find event ideas, recipes, activities, and more for school nutrition professionals, families, and teachers.

Resource | Policy Memos

Notice of Additional Funding for FY 2022 Equipment Assistance Subgrants for School Food Authorities

The purpose of this memorandum is to announce an additional $50 million in FY 2022 Equipment Assistance Grant funding above the $30 million announced in SP 14-2022. This additional funding, provided by ARPA, is being made available to state agencies in addition to the previously announced $30 million, to competitively award Equipment Assistance Subgrants to eligible SFAs participating in the NSLP.

SP 01-2023