Training Opportunity - USDA Foods for School Year 2018-2019 Food Ordering
|To:||Child Nutrition Directors and School District Business Officials|
|From:||Robert M. Leshin, Director|
Office for Food and Nutrition Programs
|Date:||January 23, 2018|
We are pleased to announce the From Plan to Plate webinar series to support districts preparing their USDA Foods Ordering for School Year 2018-2019 (SY 18-19). Districts who intend to utilize their USDA Foods Entitlement through Brown Box, Department of Defense Fresh Produce Program (DoD Fresh) or Processing are strongly encouraged to attend the webinar that meets your menu needs for SY 18-19.
USDA Foods Entitlement, Brown Box and DoD Fresh Produce
- Topics include: Meeting your menu needs through entitlement planning. Accessing and completing the Brown Box Survey and the new monthly offer sheet features. Changes to the DoD Fresh eligibility, sign up time period, and essential receiving practices.
- Suggested attendees: Districts who allocate entitlement for Brown Box or DoD Fresh products.
USDA Foods Processing Program SY 2018-2019
- Topics include: Implementation of Net Off Invoice (NOI) and Fee for Service (FFS) including tips to better coordinate receipt of product and procurement compliance reminders. Resources to assess pricing and nutritionals for approved products. Pass thru value and the district's role in monitoring the full value of USDA Foods entitlement in the approved products received.
- Suggested attendees: Districts who allocate entitlement for Processing products.
Direct questions related to the training to: Belinda Wilson at 781-338-6478 or Marion Browning or 781-338-6460.
Direct questions related to registration to: Marisol Montes or 781-338-6480.
We look forward to providing these training opportunities on USDA Foods, as the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, Office for Nutrition and Food Programs strives to enhance the efficiency and quality of Child Nutrition Programs across the Commonwealth.
This institution is an equal opportunity provider.