USDA Foods for School Year 2019-2020 Food Ordering Training Opportunity

To:Child Nutrition Directors and School District Business Officials
From:Robert M. Leshin, Director
Office for Food and Nutrition Programs
Date:January 30, 2019

We are pleased to announce a "USDA Foods 2019-2020 Food Ordering: Eligibilities and Tips for Completing Your Surveys" webinar to support school districts ordering USDA Foods for School Year 2019-2020 (SY 19/20). School 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 one offering of the webinar to ensure you are able to effectively request the USDA Foods that meet your menu needs in SY 19/20.

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USDA Foods 2019-2020
Food Ordering: Eligibilities and Tips for Completing Your Surveys
Wednesday,
February 27, 2019:
2pm – 3:30pm
Wednesday,
March 6, 2019:
2pm – 3:30pm
Monday,
March 11, 2019:
10am – 11:30am

Topics include:

  • Entitlement Plan — how to access the surveys for SY 19/20.
  • Changes to the DoD Fresh eligibility and the importance of receiving practices.
  • Completing the Brown Box Survey and how it relates to your monthly Brown Box Offer Sheet.
  • New features on the Diversion Survey to assist with district processing decisions.
  • Registration

Please keep in mind John Stalker Institute's excellent USDA Foods basic information resource that is available on-line, and is self-paced: Learning Module "USDA Foods 101 and Inventory Management". This module provides information on entitlement and the options for spending entitlement.

For direct questions related to the training please contact: Belinda Wilson or Marion Browning. For direct questions related to registration to: Marisol Montes.

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.





Last Updated: January 30, 2019



 
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