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Office for Food and Nutrition Programs

Upcoming Changes for USDA Foods in MA School Year 2014-2015

To:Massachusetts Brokers and Approved Processors Involved with USDA Foods in MA
From:Marion Browning, Food Distribution Coordinator
Office for Nutrition, Health and Safety Programs
Date:November 15, 2013


Change is underway for USDA Foods in Massachusetts. We will be holding a training to review upcoming changes and discuss the following topics:

  • New Diversion Survey for SY 2014-2015.
  • Information you need to know regarding the new Survey before the SNA of MA USDA Foods show on Friday, December 12, 2013.
  • Diversion Program Updates and Reminders such as Carry Over Policy, email notifications to Districts for incoming products and more.
  • Learn about Brown Box and Department of Defense Fresh Produce (DoD Fresh) options in MA.

Training Information

Friday, December 6, 2013
Registration is at 8:45 a.m. and the training will begin promptly at 9:00 a.m., concluding at 11:00 a.m.
Department of Elementary and Secondary Education
75 Pleasant Street
Malden, MA 02148

Important Registration Information

The registration deadline is December 2, 2013. As space is limited, please register as soon as possible and limit your organization to a maximum of 2 people.

Registration needs to be completed at the registration link.

Please note that if the training is no longer on the dropdown bar of the registration link, the training is full.

Please contact Marion Browning at 781-338-6460 or by email at if you have any questions related to the training(s).

Additional Information

Temperature conditions are beyond our control. Please come prepared with a light sweater or jacket if necessary.

We look forward to seeing you at this important training session, as the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, Office for Nutrition, Health and Safety Program strives to enhance the efficiency and quality of Child Nutrition Programs across the commonwealth.

Last Updated: November 15, 2013
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