New nutrition resources are available on the USDA website. There are activities, games, handouts, and recipes, made available thanks to a partnership with SNAP Ed.
A summary of Improvements to USDA Commodities issued by the CSFP Program include moving toward eating foods with lower fat, lower sodium and sugar and increasing consumption of whole grains and fat free or low-fat dairy products. These changes are welcome as the Program continues to serve a nutritionally vulnerable population while moving toward compliance with the recently issued 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans.
The National CSFP Association Cookbook features recipes designed using CSFP products. a new cookbook is in the works! Stay tuned for more info on submission of recipes.
For information about the commodities offered in CSFP food packages visit: USDA Commodity Fact Sheets
“Making Healthy Food Choices”
“Making Healthy Food Choices” is a video from the NCOA (National Council on Aging) website. If you click here, it will take you to a video that can be used by local agencies for nutrition education. This is also great information for anyone viewing this page.