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USDA Foods from Farm to Plate: Spotlight on Schools, February 2019

  • Monday, February 18, 2019 1:15 PM
    Message # 7171360
    Christina Acosta (Administrator)

    News & Notes

    School Year 2019-2020 Foods Available List

    On December 18, 2018, the School Year 2019-2020 USDA Foods Available List for Schools and Institutions was published. Each year, USDA works diligently to introduce new products and reformulate items based on feedback from states and school districts. This year, we are pleased to unveil four new products for ordering in the upcoming school year, including frozen sweet cherries, sliced cheddar cheese, one-ounce bowls of toasted oats, and blue cornmeal. In addition to these new items, we added smaller package sizes of frozen peaches, green beans, and corn to better meet the needs of school districts. Finally, we reintroduced three enriched grain items to provide flexibility to school districts in their menu planning, including all purpose flour, spaghetti, and long grain rice. Check out the new product preview sheets to learn more about each of these items! At USDA, we strive to publish a list of items that meets the unique needs of school districts across the country by closely monitoring trends and adapting our list of offerings. To submit new product ideas or provide feedback on existing products, email us at USDAFoods@fns.usda.gov.

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