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Procuring Local Foods for School Nutrition Programs
Basic overview of federal procurement principles covering a host of topics related to sourcing and purchasing local foods. This training highlights the variety of methods schools can use to purchase local products while staying in accordance with federal procurement regulations and the many areas within a solicitation where schools can express their desire for local products. Participants will learn how to target local foods when conducting both formal and informal purchases, use the Geographic Preference option, and use the USDA Foods and DoD Fresh Programs to enhance local purchasing.