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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

Resources for Current Farm to School Grantees

Resources will assist grantees on how to get started after receiving their award, access contact information, and successfully complete reports, evaluations, and financial documentation.

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 | Toolkits

USDA Foods Toolkit for Child Nutrition Programs

The USDA Foods Toolkit is a collection of valuable resources to assist child nutrition professionals in effectively using their USDA Food entitlement and to help them educate students, staff, and the community about the healthy contributions that USDA Foods provide to their meal programs.

Resource | Fact Sheets

Integrating Local Foods into Child Nutrition Programs

This fact sheet, available in both English and Spanish, reviews the steps to successfully integrate local food in child nutrition programs.

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 | FAQs/Q&As

USDA Farm to School Grant Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions about the Farm to School Grant

Resource | Technical Assistance & Guidance

USDA Support for School Meals

USDA Support for School Meals Infographic