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Local Foods Fact Sheets–New Resources


The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Food and Nutrition Services has released five new Local Foods Fact Sheets for program operators and producers serving the Child nutrition programs (CNPs). These two-page fact sheets contain topics such as: how to get started, best practices, procurement guidance, tips from the field, where to find additional resources, and much more.

The California Department of Education (CDE) Nutrition Services Division encourages program operators to utilize these fact sheets to help incorporate more local and seasonal produce and foods into the meal programs.

If you are already incorporating seasonal foods into your meal programs we’d love to know more! Please send your stories and photos to Farm2School@cde.ca.gov.

Local Foods Fact Sheets for Program Operators:

Local Foods Fact Sheets for Producers:

Additional Information

For more information regarding local foods and the Farm to School Program, visit the California Farm to School web page.

Contact Information

If you have questions regarding this subject, contact the CDE F2S team by email at Farm2School@cde.ca.gov.
Questions:   Nutrition Services Division | 800-952-5609
Last Reviewed: Friday, December 30, 2022
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