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1 USDA Foods: State of Affairs Laura Castro Director Food Distribution Division Food and Nutrition Service School Nutrition Association Legislative Action Conference

2 USDA Foods: Year in Review ProgramUSDA Foods $ CNP $1,389,230,481 TEFAP $472,452,351 CSFP $157,564,209 FDPIR $53,216,785 Disasters $7,759,598 TOTAL $2,080,223,424 Estimated FY13 Total Purchases

3 USDA Foods: NSLP Purchases FY13 Total Purchases FY12 Total Purchases

4 USDA Foods: Percent of Entitlement Spent on Foods for Further Processing

5 Upcoming Meal Pattern Changes First Interim Sodium Target Breakfast Changes Whole grain implementation USDA Foods: Look Ahead

6 – Bulk Pinto Beans – Shelf Stable Applesauce Cups – Dried Cranberries – Frozen Chopped Spinach – Frozen Broccoli Florets – Bulk IQF Mushrooms – String Cheese – Bulk White Whole Wheat Flour USDA Foods: What’s New?

7 New and Improved – Mozzarella Cheese – Chicken Fajita Strips – Ham – Spaghetti sauce – Salsa – Catfish Strips

8 – White Whole Wheat Flour Blend – test buy – Unseasoned Chicken Strips – researching – Fruit and vegetable options – researching – High protein (i.e. Greek) yogurt pilot USDA Foods: Look Ahead

9 SY14-15 Ordering Goal: All states spend ≥ 95% entitlement SY14-15 catalog is open: First quarter orders due May 1

10 USDA Foods: Look Ahead Increasing Fruits and Vegetables Securing Domestic Fruit – CA accounts for more than half of domestic fruit acreage 1 – California produces nearly all of the country’s crop of Clingstone peaches, dried plums and raisins 1 – CA drought  decreased fruit supply and increased prices 1 United States Department of Agriculture: California Agricultural Statistics, Crop Year 2012

11 Increasing Fruits and Vegetables: USDA Foods: Look Ahead DoD Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program AMS Pilot Status Farm Bill Pilot

12 USDA Foods DoD Fresh’s Growing Role

13 “USDA is a partner in meeting my local purchasing goals. I often shift my entitlement to products that are not available locally and to products, like the roast chicken, that USDA Foods is able to offer at a lower price point than I could get as an individual school district.” Andrea Early, Harrisonburg City Public Schools Harrisonburg, Virginia USDA Foods Can Be Local and Support Local Purchases

14 USDA Foods Purchases for Schools by State: FY 2012

15 USDA Foods for Schools SDA Training NFSMI USDA Foods Training American Commodity Distribution Association (ACDA)- April SNA ANC 2014 USDA Foods Webinars USDA Foods: Information Please!

16 – Product Information- nutrition/allergen/ingredients

17 USDA Foods Are you maximizing your use of USDA Foods? Do you have a success story to share? Let us know! Photos Courtesy of Santa Gertrudis ISD, Kingsville, TX Commercial VendorUSDA Foods

18 USDA Foods: Information Please!

19 Questions/feedback: USDA Foods USDA Foods Mobile Code


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