THE STATE EDUCATION DEPARTMENT / THE UNIVERSITY OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK / ALBANY, NY 12234
Office of P-20 Education Policy
FNS is pleased to release TA 01-2024: Crediting Traditional Indigenous Foods in Child Nutrition Programs. This memorandum is now available at https://www.fns.usda.gov/cn/crediting-traditional-indigenous-foods and supersedes TA 01-2015: Child Nutrition Programs and Traditional Foods. It includes an updated and expanded list of traditional Indigenous foods, such as beaked hazelnuts, steamed lambsquarters, and wild raspberries, that credit the same as similar foods currently included in the Food Buying Guide for Child Nutrition Programs (FBG).
This memorandum is part of an effort to promote serving traditional Indigenous Foods in Child Nutrition Programs (CNP) and will also be housed on the previously released Serving Traditional Indigenous Foods in Child Nutrition Programs webpage. The FBG was updated in May 2023 with the addition of traditional Indigenous foods similar to foods already included in the FBG.