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USDA Foods for the Summer Food Service Program

The Food Distribution Program (FDP) U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Foods for the Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) online training.

Course Description

Learn about purpose and benefits of participating in the FDP, find out about the types of USDA Foods available and learn the steps for enrolling in the FDP.

  • Course Number: 755
  • Training Length: 19 minutes
  • Certificate: None
  • Target Audience: SFSP sponsors considering using USDA Foods for their SFSP
  • Mandatory: No
  • Cost: Free
  • Course updated last: April 2018

Online Course

Referenced Resources

The following resources are referred to throughout this online course:


  • Crediting: 0.25 hours
  • 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 USDA Professional Standards Learning ObjectivesExternal link opens in new window or tab. (PDF).

Additional Information

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

Contact Us

If you have technical difficulties, please contact the Education and Nutrition Policy Unit by phone at 916-445-9127. For questions regarding the course content, contact Amy Bell, Child Nutrition Consultant, by phone at (916) 322-5051 or by email

Questions:   Amy Bell | | 916-322-5051
Last Reviewed: Thursday, September 9, 2021
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