As you prepare to implement the enhancements to the CSFP Food Package on November 1, 2019, USDA has developed a planning calendar as a roadmap to help you break tasks into smaller pieces and work through them in a more manageable way. This new CSFP timeline can be found in the CSFP Food Package Toolkit on the FNS website. Here are some suggestions and planning tips to help you get started now!
The CSFP Food Package webinar series was created to help stakeholders transition to the enhanced CSFP Food Package. The first two CSFP Food Package webinars have been recorded and are now available on our website on the CSFP Food Package Toolkit page. Check out the recorded webinars below and register for the next CSFP Food Package webinar!
Title: CSFP Food Package: What You Need to Know! (2/28/2019) – Listen to the recording now!
Description: The USDA Food and Nutrition Service is making significant revisions to the CSFP food package in response to feedback from the CSFP community! This is the first of a series of webinars that will help CSFP States and local agencies prepare to implement the food package changes. Join this webinar to hear what will be changing in the food package and have an opportunity to ask questions.
Title: CSFP Food Package: Ordering Guidance for Direct Shipments (3/7/2019) – Listen to the recording now!
Description: Learn more about the CSFP Food Package changes and how to adjust direct shipment ordering to prepare for implementation starting this November. We will review products that will be phased out, new material codes (pack sizes) that will be added to the catalog and anticipated new product offerings. We will discuss catalog availability, ordering deadlines, and how to anticipate direct ship needs for the new guide rate. This webinar is for States that receive direct shipments.
Title: What are CSFP State and Local Agencies Doing to Prepare for Changes? (4/24/2019) – Register now!
Description: The CSFP Food Package enhancements will be implemented starting November 1, 2019. States and local sites have many things to think about before November, such as:
Join us for this webinar to hear from three State and local agencies who will talk about the things they are doing to prepare for the changes. USDA staff will also address some common questions about the enhanced food package.
We have more CSFP Food Package webinars scheduled in the coming months. If you are interested in attending a live CSFP Food Package webinar, subscribe to receive all CSFP webinar announcements!
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