Child Nutrition

USDA Foods Distribution Program for Schools

This page is for Vermont schools and other agencies who receive food through the USDA Foods Program. It includes links to the documents, tools, and websites you'll need to order food and stay on top of related issues.

USDA Food Updates

It will soon be time for schools to place their USDA Foods orders for School Year 2015-2016.  Stay tuned to the food service managers email list for more information.

Ordering USDA Foods Online

The 2013-14 school year will mark the first time schools will be able to request food for the year and manage their own food and deliveries using the Web-Based Supply Chain Management System (WBSCM).

DoD Fresh

The DoD Fresh Program allows schools to use their USDA Foods entitlement to purchase a variety of fresh fruits and vegetables for their school food service programs.

Program Information and Procedures

Recipes using USDA Foods


How to Order USDA Foods Webinar

Note: You may have to install the GoToMeeting codec to watch this webinar
This Webinar, presented by Laurie Colgan and Rosie Krueger, will teach
you how to use the catalog & cost compare worksheets and make the most of your school's USDA entitlement.


USDA Quick Links

Other Links: Safety

USDA Nondiscrimination Statement
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) prohibits discrimination against its customers, employees, and applicants for employment on the bases of race, color, national origin, age, disability, sex, gender identity, religion, reprisal and, where applicable, political beliefs, marital status, familial or parental status, sexual orientation, or all or part of an individual's income is derived from any public assistance program, or protected genetic information in employment or in any program or activity conducted or funded by the Department. (Not all prohibited bases will apply to all programs and/or employment activities.)

If you wish to file a Civil Rights program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, found online at, or at any USDA office, or call (866) 632-9992 to request the form. You may also write a letter containing all of the information requested in the form. Send your completed complaint form or letter to us by mail at U.S. Department of Agriculture, Director, Office of Adjudication, 1400 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20250-9410, by fax (202) 690-7442 or email at

Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing, or have speech disabilities and wish to file either an EEO or program complaint please contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339 or (800) 845-6136 (in Spanish).

Persons with disabilities who wish to file a program complaint, please see information above on how to contact us by mail directly or by email. If you require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, etc.) please contact USDA's TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TDD).

USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.


Rosie Krueger at or (802) 479-1246

Page Last Updated on August 19, 2015