USDA makes available, nationally, approximately 180 foods for the NSLP
program. TDA makes available 145, of the 180, to CEs via the TX-UNPS
Annual, Periodic and Processing Surveys. TDA orders USDA Food for the
NSLP based on school demand. The demand for each type of food must
equal a truckload quantity, i.e., 912 cases for canned fruits or vegetables or
1100 cases of fine ground beef.
A CE can request to add an item that is offered by USDA but not on the Annual or
Periodic (for direct ship schools) surveys by sending the request to CommodityOperations@TexasAgriculture.gov.
Click here to review NSLP available foods that may be offered by the USDA for SY 2020-2021.
For SY2021–2022, the USDA Foods team at TDA has assessed the USDA Foods items that stand the best probability of formulating truckload quantities, per frequency of months made available in the school year and per FDP region. This was based on analyzing historical data and adhering to the results of the CE survey on acceptability of regular USDA Foods. All USDA Foods offered for further processing will be offered.
Click here to review Regular (Brown Box) NSLP available foods that will be offered by TDA for SY 2021-2022. (File was revised on 1/4/21 to update availability of seasonal fruit and vegetables offerings.)