Most states mandate administration of a nutrition survey by CSFP local agencies.  As a resource we would like to provide a few examples of surveys being implemented across the nation:

Survey only:

Evaluations and survey:

If you would like your state’s nutrition survey added to this page, please email the name of your state, and URL location of the survey to


Our Nutrition Committee has been working with Dietetic Interns to create recipes using CSFP items. They will be posted here as we receive them.

Black Bean Brownies
Salmon Patties
New Orleans Style Red Beans & Rice
Peanut Butter Bread
Shepherd’s Pie

If you would like to submit a recipe, please use this template, and submit to the Board.

CSFP Cookbook – 2019

The NCSFPA Cookbook “Cooking Outside the Box from Our State to Yours” was designed and created by the NCSFPA Nutrition Committee, and includes a collection of recipes from CSFP Participants and Local CSFP Agencies.

Cookbooks are available for order here. There is a 10 book minimum per order, and additional books may be ordered in increments of five. Current price is $11.25 per book (including shipping and handling within the Continental US); price subject to change.

For additional information, please contact the Board.

Disclaimer: This cookbook does not include nutritional information, and is not a substitute for the monthly nutritional information required by the program.

Other Nutrition News

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. Look for more package changes in 2020, tailored more specifically for seniors.

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.

Original NCSFPA Cookbook