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FDP: Maximizing the Use of USDA Foods Entitlement

The Food Distribution Program (FDP) Maximizing the Use of U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Foods Entitlement online training.

Course Description

Learn to maximize your USDA Foods entitlement and hear from Vince Enserro, Director of Nutrition Services at Chico Unified School District (USD), and Kat Soltanmorad, Director of Food and Nutrition Services at Tahoe Truckee USD who provide their tips for effectively using USDA Foods to stretch their tight budgets.

  • Course Number: 485
  • Training Length: 44 minutes
  • Certificate: No
  • Target Audience: Food Service Director and Staff
  • Mandatory: No
  • Cost: Free
  • Date Recorded: May 2017

Online Course

Referenced Resources

The following resources are referred to throughout this online course:


  • Crediting: 0.50 hour
  • Key Area: Nutrition (1000)
    • Training Topic: Menu Planning (1100)
      • Learning Objective: Plan for effective use of USDA Foods (1170)

For more information on crediting, access the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) web document Professional Standards Learning Objectives External link opens in new window or tab. (PDF)

Additional Information

For more information on USDA Foods, visit the California Department of Education Food Distribution web page.

Contact Us

For questions regarding the course content, contact Amy Bell, Child Nutrition Consultant, by phone at 916-322-5051 or by email at

Questions:   Amy Bell | | 916-322-5051
Last Reviewed: Thursday, March 16, 2023
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