USDA Foods, partners celebrate American agriculture through ABCs
The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) is celebrating American agriculture with farmers and agri-businesses through a program dubbed as ABCs, which aims to provide high-quality and nutritious food products to under the child nutrition programs of the USDA Foods.
For over 70 years now, ABCs (which is stands for apples, beef and cheese) are all favorites with kids, whether at home or lunch trays in schools. With USDA Foods making sure that children’s nutritional requirement will be sourced locally and 100 percent American.
Besides that traditional ABCs, USDA foods beefing up partnership with American farmers in enhancing school meals – including a variety of fresh, frozen, canned and dried fruits and vegetables; whole grain and whole grain-rich options; proteins including lean meats, poultry, fish and legumes; and dairy.
Last year alone, USDA Foods purchased $1.6 billion worth of agricultural produce to farmer-partners and businesses to help them achieve production growth, as well as providing nutrition to millions of children across the U.S.