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Food Distribution Program Definitions and Acronyms

Alphabetical listing of the most commonly used defubutuibs and acronyms.


AAA – Area Agencies on Aging

ACDA – American Commodity Distribution Association

AMS – Agricultural Marketing Service, USDA

CACFP – Child & Adult Care Food Program, FNS/USDA

CCC – Commodity Credit Corporation, FSA/USDA

CI – Charitable Institutions

CDC – Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, DHHS

CIC – Commodity Improvement Council, USDA

CLOC – Commodity Letter of Credit

CR – Civil Rights

CSFP – Commodity Supplemental Food Program, FNS/USDA

DASNP – Deputy Administrator for Special Nutrition Programs (SNP), FNS/USDA

DHHS – Department of Health & Human Services

EFOs – Emergency Feeding Organizations

FD – Food Distribution, FNS/USDA

FDA – Food and Drug Administration, DHHS

FDPIR – Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations, FNS/USDA

FEMA – Federal Emergency Management Agency

FNCS – Food, Nutrition and Consumer Services

FNIC – Food and Nutrition Information Center

FNS – Food and Nutrition Service, USDA

FNSRO – Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) Regional Office

FOIA – Freedom of Information Act

FSA – Farm Service Agency, USDA

FSIS – Food Safety and Inspection Service, USDA

FSMC – Food Service Management Companies

FSP – Food Stamp Program, FNS/USDA

FY – Fiscal Year

HACCP – Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point

HHP – Household Programs, FNS/USDA

ITOs – Indian Tribal Organizations

KCCO – Kansas City Commodity Office, FSA/USDA

NAFDPIR – National Association of Food Distribution Programs on Indian Reservations

NFSMI – National Food Service Management Institute

NSIP – Nutrition Services Incentive Program (NSIP), FNS/USDA –– formerly the Nutrition Program for the Elderly (NPE)

NSLP – National School Lunch Program, FNS/USDA

OANE – Office of Analysis, Nutrition and Evaluation, FNS/USDA

OIG – Office of the Inspector General, USDA

OGC – Office of General Counsel, USDA

OMB – Office of Management and Budget

P.L. – Public Law

S&I – Schools & Institutions

SBP – School Breakfast Program, FNS/USDA

SDA – State Distributing Agency

SEA – State Education Agency

SFA – School Food Authority

SFSP – Summer Food Service Program, FNS/USDA

SNA – School Nutrition Association (SNA) –– formerly known as the American School Food Service Association (ASFSA). The new web address is www.schoolnutrition.org

SOC – State Option Contracts [Program], AMS/FNS/USDA

SNP – Special Nutrition Programs, FNS/USDA

SY – School Year

TANF – Temporary Assistance for Needy Families

TEFAP – The Emergency Food Assistance Program, FNS/USDA

USDA – United States Department of Agriculture

WBSCM (Web Based Supply Chain Management) – electronic system used to order USDA Commodity foods.

WIC – Women, Infants and Children, FNS/USDA