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FDP: USDA Foods Purchasing and Ordering Cycle

The Food Distribution Program (FDP) U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Foods Purchasing and Ordering Cycle online training.

Course Description

This training provides an overview of the purchasing and ordering cycles for USDA Foods and describes the USDA procurement process, why California has specific ordering timelines, and how recipient agencies can plan their USDA Foods purchases for an upcoming school year.

  • Course Number: 867
  • Training Length: 29 minutes
  • Certificate: Not available
  • Target Audience: Food Service Director and Staff
  • Mandatory: No
  • Cost: Free
  • Date Recorded: December 2016

Online Course



Referenced Resources

The following resources are referred to throughout this online course:

Crediting

  • Crediting: 0.25 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, see 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, access the CDE 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 abell@cde.ca.gov.

Questions:   Amy Bell | abell@cde.ca.gov | 916-322-5051
Last Reviewed: Wednesday, September 1, 2021
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