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Updated brochures now available from Team Nutrition!

" August 1, 2022 - Three Team Nutrition brochures have been updated and are now available online, including the Food Buying Guide for Child Nutrition Programs (FBG) brochure, the Professional Standards for School Nutrition Professionals brochure, and the Professional Standards Training Tracker Tool (PSTTT) brochure.
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August 1, 2022 -  Three Team Nutrition brochures have been updated and are now available online.
  1. The Food Buying Guide for Child Nutrition Programs (FBG) brochure (https://www.fns.usda.gov/tn/food-buying-guide-brochure) describes the purpose of the FBG and the various features, such as the Recipe Analysis Workbook, Exhibit A Grains Tools, and FBG Calculator, included in the Web-based Tool and Mobile App. The FBG is the go-to source of food yield information for all Child Nutrition Programs and is used by Program operators as well as food industry. The brochure also provides links to FBG training resources such as recorded webinars, training videos, and the Institute of Child Nutrition (ICN) training modules.
  2. The Professional Standards for School Nutrition Professionals brochure (https://www.fns.usda.gov/tn/professional-standards-brochure) provides an overview of the Professional Standards and describes the annual training requirements and hiring standards for school nutrition professionals. The brochure also lists the various resources available to help school nutrition professionals meet the Professional Standards requirements. These include the Guide to Professional Standards for School Nutrition Programs, the Professional Standards Training Database, and the Professional Standards Training Tracker Tool.
  3. The Professional Standards Training Tracker Tool (PSTTT) brochure (https://www.fns.usda.gov/tn/professional-standards-training-tracker-tool-brochure) provides information on the PSTTT, a free, web-based tool available for school nutrition professionals to record their annual training hours. Learn about the user-friendly and time saving features of the PSTTT such as:
        • Recording trainings for all employees at once
        • Auto-populating training information into training records
        • Generating and printing summary reports
        • Printing certificates of completion

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1. Mail:
U.S. Department of Agriculture
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
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Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; or
2. Fax: (833) 256-1665 or (202) 690-7442; or
 
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