Presentation on theme: "What is a Reimbursable Breakfast? Fall 2014. Why is it important to serve a reimbursable breakfast? The USDA guidelines requires that each student is."— Presentation transcript:
Why is it important to serve a reimbursable breakfast? The USDA guidelines requires that each student is offered different foods (or components) per meal. The Oregon Department of Education will only reimburse the district for meals that meet this criteria. These meals are called reimbursable meals.
What needs to be offered for a reimbursable breakfast? These are the foods you must have on your service line or breakfast cart every day: Milk – ½ pint or 8 fluid oz. – Only 1% or non-fat plain milk is served at breakfast Fruit – 1 cup of fruit – ½ cup of 100% fruit juice AND ½ cup fruit (either dried fruit or cupped fruit) 1-2 servings of Grain – Example, banana bread (2 servings), cereal (1 servings), graham cracker (1 servings) -OR- 1 serving Grain & 1 serving Meat/Meat Alternative – Example, chicken sausage on a biscuit or egg and tortilla wrap
Offer vs. Serve (3 out of 4 rule) Students must choose 3 out of the 4 items offered at breakfast One of those items MUST be ½ cup fruit – Juice OR applesauce OR raisins – students do not have to take both Students may decline food items If the student doesn’t want all 3 items they’ve chosen, they can place the unwanted item on the “no thank you/sharing” table
Fruit Options for Students Juice = ½ cup Cupped fruit (Applesauce) = ½ cup fruit Dried fruit = ¼ cup fruit (counts as ½ cup serving) Whole fruit = ½ cup fruit (if you have extras from lunch service) – Examples: ½ fresh apple ½ fresh pear ½ cup grapes
Reimbursable Breakfast examples… Milk + Juice + Cereal Milk + Fruit + Graham Cracker Milk + Waffle + Fruit (2 servings of grain) Juice + Bagel Bar (2 servings of grain) Fruit + Chicken Sausage Biscuit
Update to menu Yogurt and graham cracker meal replaced with a different flavor of Zac O’Mega Bar – Oats and Raisins: starting in November – Orange Cranberry The Yogurt and graham cracker meal was too difficult to serve with all other components for majority of schools – May still be offered if you need to make a substitution to the menu
This is an example of a reimbursable breakfast… Fruit Milk This breakfast contains all food group servings. It is a reimbursable breakfast. Fruit Grain Note: This item contains 1 serving grain + 1 serving meat/meat alternative.
Yes! It meets 3 out of 4 Fruit Grain Note: This item counts as 2 servings of grain. This breakfast contains 3 food group servings and contains at least a ½ cup fruit serving. Therefore, it is a reimbursable breakfast.
Yes! It meets 3 out of 4 Grain Note: This item contains 2 servings of grain. Fruit This breakfast contains 3 food group servings and contains a ½ cup fruit serving. Therefore, it is a reimbursable breakfast.
Yes! It meets 3 out of 4 Fruit Grain Note: This item contains 2 servings of grain. This breakfast contains 3 food group servings and contains a ½ cup fruit serving. Therefore, it is a reimbursable breakfast.
Breakfast Counts are required! Acceptable methods for counting breakfast outside the cafeteria: – 1. Tally sheet – 2. Clicker *You cannot count back entrees as a method of claiming meals in place of a clicker or tally sheet. Counting entrees should only be done for recording on the production record.
Claiming Breakfast You must record the following: 1.Students who take a reimbursable breakfast 2.Siblings who purchase a breakfast 3.Parents who purchase a breakfast 4.Staff/Adults who purchase a breakfast 5.Earned student breakfasts 6.Earned adult breakfasts
If you have any questions, contact your Nutrition Program Manager.