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USDA Foods Available for NSLP

USDA Foods Surplus Inventory Flyers with Recipe Suggestions
(as of August 2021)

USDA Foods Available

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

Click here to review NSLP available foods that may be offered by the USDA for SY 2021-2022.

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.)

Click here to review the Farm to School items, seasons, and delivery periods that will be offered by TDA for SY 2021-2022.

USDA Foods Weighted Average Adjustment

USDA Foods Product Information Sheets by Category

CN Labels

Click here for a direct link for a direct link to look up a specific CN label number or an authorized manufacturer. Click here for additional CN Label information.

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Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.

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