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School Nutrition Programs Compliance Handbook

Appendix 2 - Resources

SFAs can request a copy of the following publications from the School Nutrition Programs: 

USDA Publications

Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP), Guidance for School Food Authorities (SFAs)

Eligibility Guidance for School Meals Manual (available at

Accommodating Children with Disabilities in the School Meal Programs (available at )

USDA TEAM Nutrition Resources

The Food Buying Guide for Child Nutrition Programs has gone digital.  The digital Food Buying Guide: for the desktop version and there are mobile versions of go to either the App Store or the Google Play Store to down load the app.  The desktop version has tab where the Food Buying Guide can be downloaded and printed.

Web Resources

OKDHS School Nutrition Programs: Provides information on the programs offered through OKDHS School Nutrition Programs.  This webpage provides links to the following: the School Nutrition Programs Claiming System, the web based copy of the OKDHS School Nutrition Programs Compliance Handbook, School Food Authority review results, and links to useful information.

TEAM Nutrition: Provides guidance and instructions for meal planning, local wellness and food safety:

USDA, Food and Nutrition Services:  Provides rules and regulations and guidance for Child Nutrition Programs:

The Institute of Child Nutrition (ICN):  Provides information and services that promote the continuous improvement of Child Nutrition Programs. ICN has several online trainings available that are free and self-paced.  They also offer a variety of printed material free to download:

Choose My Plate, where the Dietary Guidelines for Americans are translated into real world advice. Resources for professional and kids, Choose My Plate replaced the old Food Pyramid:

Alliance for a Healthier Generation, Alliance Product Calculator is a great resource for seeing if your snacks and al a cart items meet the Smart Snack requirements:

USDA Recipes for School Food Service:

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