Usda food plans. A functional food defense plan is an important tool an establishment can use to prevent protect against mitigate respond to and recover from an intentional contamination incident. The thrifty food plan is the basis for snap supplemental nutrition assistance program allotments. Food supply nutrition insights internship program other cnpp projects resources. Cost of food expenditures on children by families usdas nutrition evidence library nutrient content of the us.
The food plans represent a nutritious diet at four different cost levels. The nutritional bases of the food plans are the 19972005 dietary reference intakes 2005 dietary guidelines for americans and 2005 mypyramid food intake recommendations. Usda provides critical nutrition assistance through food and nutrition service fns programs that include child nutrition programs the supplemental nutrition assistance program snap and emergency food assistance among many other programs. Through usdas know your farmer know your food initiative the department has worked to increase access to nutritious food through the development of strong local and.
The food and nutrition service administers several programs that provide healthy food to children including the national school lunch program school breakfast program child and adult care food program summer food service program fresh fruit and vegetable program and special milk program. The menus are designed to meet nutrition needs on a budget. Four person families with limited incomes prepared and evaluated the menus and recipes for taste and quality. Usda provides shopping strategies and meal planning advice to help families serve more nutritious meals affordably through its 10 tips nutrition series and the thrifty food plan.
Your food plan is personalized based on your age sex height weight and physical activity level. These sample 2 week menus can be used by any person or family wanting to follow a healthy diet at a modest price. Get your myplate plan. Usda food patterns usda food plans.