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August 2013. Entitlement dollars allocated to States based on meals served in prior year multiplied by the federal meal rate Federal meal rate is published.

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1 August 2013

2 Entitlement dollars allocated to States based on meals served in prior year multiplied by the federal meal rate Federal meal rate is published annually, in school year 2014 it is cents School year is July 1 through June 30 USDA Foods equals 15-20% of foods used in school meals

3 Variety of foods

4 School and Agency Input YOU receive through and program bulletins the USDA Foods Available List YOU contact US with input on what USDA Foods should be made available. A list will be made based on request received from YOU of the types and amounts of USDA Foods preferred. The Advisory Council reviews the list of USDA Foods YOU selected. THEY will make the decision on what USDA Foods will be available. WE create a survey in CNP-Web, YOU place your order for USDA Foods that are in the survey for the entire school year. WE place an order with USDA for the USDA Foods YOU have requested

5 Selection of processed items are done through Invitation to Bid to processor for specific end products. Input from YOU of processed end products YOU have interest in through vendor show at AKSNA. Schedule of Invitation to Bid (ITB) sent to processors for selected end products: SY14/15- Eggs (breakfast entrees), Cheese (pizza), and Chicken SY15/16- Beef, Pork, and Pollock

6 Surveys (ordering) First survey will be opened in late January and close in February with delivery periods beginning in August and ending in January. If bonus USDA Foods are offered, a separate survey will be opened and all schools/agencies will be notified in the program bulletin or through broadcast .

7 The State of Alaska will receive 8 truckloads of BONUS Fat Free Chocolate and Strawberry UHT Milk. First shipment will be delivered in August with a monthly shipment until January Survey open in CNP Web for orders; Delivery in September and October closes August 16 Delivery in November, December, and January closes September 16 No entitlement dollars needed to order Only cost is administrative cost per case Shipping beyond the direct drop point

8 The administrative fee for SY14 will increase to $3.05 per case. This increase is needed due to the increase cost associated with shipping the processed orders to the schools and agencies, also the salaries and benefits for the Food Distribution staff.

9 There is a difference.

10 Direct USDA Foods (Brown Bow) Orders go directly from State to USDA USDA Foods shipped to one of the 13 pre-paid destinations which are Anchorage Wasilla Fairbanks Unalakleet Kotzebue Bethel Mt. Village Dillingham Kodiak Juneau SitkaSoldotna Ketchikan Juneau Kotzebue RA pays $3.05 per case state administration fee

11 Orders go from State to USDA to Processor Schools and agencies must have agreement with Processor which may include a credit line application Processed USDA Foods are shipped directly to the school district or agency School or agency pays Processor fee-for-service School or agency pays $3.05 per case for state administrative fee

12 It is the price per pound or by case representing a processors cost of ingredients other than the USDA donated foods, labor, packaging, overhead, and other costs incurred in the conversion of the USDA donated food into the specified end product. Example; JTM Beef Patty USDA Case value = $67.78 Entitlement dollars are used for this amount Fee for Service = $27.96 This is the amount you will be billed by the processor

13 Asian Food Solution - Chicken entrees Cargill- Breakfast entrees Horizon – Fruit pockets JTM – Beef products, pork products and cheese sauces MCI/Los Cabos – Mexican entrees National Food Group- Applesauce Pilgrims Pride- Chicken products Schwan's – Pizza and grilled cheese sandwich Taco Loco – Tortillas and salmon wrap Trident – Alaska Pollock products

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15 Fruits Canned fruits in extra light syrup or juice Mixed Fruit Peaches Pears Applesauce is unsweetened Frozen fruits- blueberries and strawberries Apples and cherries for processing Orange Juice in single servings

16 USDA issued Policy Memo SP which extends the provision to serve frozen fruit with added sugar in the NSLP and SBP through SY (June 30, 2015) This exemption applies to products acquired through USDA Foods as well as those purchased commercially

17 Vegetables Red/Orange – Carrots and sweet potatoes Dark Green – Frozen broccoli Beans – Red kidney beans, and vegetarian beans. Starchy Vegetable- No salt added canned corn, fat free potato wedges Other- Green beans

18 Meat/Meat Alternate Bulk eggs for processing Reduced Fat Shredded Cheddar Chicken Fajita Strips lower sodium Diced Chicken Beef crumble Uncooked Fine Ground Beef Home style pre-cooked patties ( 1.5 ounce ) Sunflower Seed Butter

19 Grains Whole grain pastas ( rotini ) Whole grain pancakes Whole wheat flour Rolled oats Brown rice Whole wheat flour Milk UHT 1% Milk UHT Fat Free Chocolate and Strawberry Milk

20 USDA vegetables, meat, poultry, pork, cheeses all have reduced or low sodium levels to help school meet or exceed the two-year target. USDA continues to dialog with industry to modify specifications for SY

21 Ingredient100 ServingsCommercial PriceUSDA Food Value Rice10.6 lbs$4.52$4.08 Corn, canned14.2 lbs$11.79$8.19 Tomatoes, canned2 #10 cans$8.60$7.41 Pinto beans, canned2 #10 cans$7.92$5.26 WW tortillas5 lb$19.86$15.06 Chicken Fajita strips12.5 lbs$75.56$27.37 Reduced Fat Cheddar Cheese 1.5 lbs$3.55$2.98 SpicesVarious$2.73 Total$134.53$73.08 Cost per entrée$1.35$0.74


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24 State must balance orders by shipment requirements Direct USDA Foods in ½ truckloads or full truck loads Survey response from RAs do not arrive in at least a ½ truck to split with another state or full truck sizes Processed USDA Foods may have a minimum order requirement USDA may cancel orders Check CNP-Web for information on orders under Allocation or Inventory

25 Mobile web site and enhanced available food list

26 USDA Foods Available List for Schools and Institutions with links to USDA Foods Fact Sheets

27 The USDA Foods Mobile site is available at


29 USDA Foods Program Coordinator Sue Lampert Program Assistant Tony Warren v

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