Quick Reference Guide


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Team Nutrition Resources

USDA Farm to School Grants

USDA Policies

USDA Standardized Recipes

USDA Toolkit Available Here

USDA - Food and Nutrition Services - Summer Food Service Program

Extensive information on the Summer Food Service Program from the federal organization that provides funding can be found here.
USDA SFSP Newsletters

The Institute of Child Nutrition - ICN

The Institute of Child Nutrition (ICN) is a federally funded national center dedicated to applied research, education and training, and technical assistance for child nutrition programs.  ICN is funded by a grant administered through the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), Food and Nutrition Service (FNS).  The Institute's mission is to provide information and services that promote the continuous improvement of child nutrition programs.   A trusted source for accurate, reliable information, the Institute offers face-to-face and on-site training seminars at little or no cost and free online courses designed to support the professional development of child nutrition program and child care personnel at all levels of responsibility.  The Institute also delivers free training resources managers can use to train their staff.  Their website has everything from Best Practices and training to sample recipes for USDA’s child nutrition programs.

Food Buying Guide

The Food Buying Guide for Child Nutrition Programs is designed by the USDA to help you buy the right amount of food and help you determine the specific contribution each food makes toward the meal pattern requirements.  It also has yield data for more than 1,200 food items.

SFSP Rules and Regulations

Title 7 – Agriculture Chapter II -- Food and Nutrition Service, Department of Agriculture and other related rules are available the USDA website.
SFSP Signs
These signs may be printed and used to advertise the days and times of your program.
"And Justice for All" poster
The "And Justice for All" poster must be displayed in a prominent location at all SFSP feeding sites and sponsor organization locations. It contains the USDA non-discrimination statement and instructions for filing a complaint of discrimination. The Federal Relay Service poster must be posted next to the "And Justice for All" poster.
Federal Relay Service poster