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Child Nutrition Information

Child Nutrition Services
23 State House Station Augusta, ME 04333-0023
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This page is about the Federal Performance Based Reimbursement.

Federal Performance Based Reimbursement

The amount of reimbursement for school year 2013 is 6 cents per student reimbursable lunch, with an annual adjustment. Districts wishing to be certified for the additional reimbursement will be required to submit the information below to the Child Nutrition office staff. SFAs that do not submit the documentation must still adhere to the new meal pattern.

     

    •Option 1 SFA to submit:
    ◦One week of menus of each menu offered, by age grade group, within the SFA for both lunch and, if offered, breakfast. This means SFAs must submit a breakfast and lunch menu for grades K-5, a breakfast and lunch menu for grades 6-8 and a breakfast and lunch menu for grades 9-12. 
    ◦USDA tool menu worksheet (only the first section of the worksheet, not the nutrient analysis section).
    ◦A nutrient analysis of calories and saturated fats using existing menu analysis software and
    ◦Documentation submitted for certification is representative of the ongoing meal service within the SFA, and that the minimum required food quantities for all meal components are available to students in every serving line. The documentation, known as the letter of attestation, must be submitted each year until SY 2014-2015.
    This option acknowledges that a large number of SFAs already use nutrient analysis software to monitor the nutrient levels in their meals. 

    “USDA TOOL MENU WORKSHEET MUST BE SUBMITTED ELECTRONICALLY”

     

    •Option 2 SFA to submit:
    ◦One week of menus of each menu offered, by age grade group, within the SFA for both lunch and, if offered, breakfast.  This means SFAs must submit a breakfast and lunch menu for grades K-5, a breakfast and lunch menu for grades 6-8 and a breakfast and lunch menu for grades 9-12.
    ◦USDA tool menu worksheet or USDA approved worksheet.
    ◦A simplified nutrient assessment of calories and saturated fats can be done using the second part of the USDA menu worksheet.
    ◦Documentation submitted for certification is representative of the ongoing meal service within the SFA, and that the minimum required food quantities for all meal components are available to students in every serving line. The documentation, known as the letter of attestation, must be submitted each year until SY 2014-2015.
    This option acknowledges that not all SFAs use nutrient analysis software.  A simplified nutrient assessment is intended to be a proxy for the nutrient analysis

     

    “USDA TOOL MENU WORKSHEET MUST BE SUBMITTED ELECTRONICALLY”

We Have Tools for You

The USDA tool menu worksheet excel tool is intended to provide a basic overview of the SFAs compliance to the new meal pattern. Detailed production records showing food components and quantities for reimbursable meals

will need to be kept to verify compliance

 

Directions for the USDA excel tool Menu Worksheet and the Simplified Nutrient Analysis.

Excel Menu Worksheet Powerpoint Training

USDA Performance Based Certification Webpage

USDA Excel Tool for Certification

For the Menu Worksheet and Simplified Nutrient Assessment of Calories and Saturated Fat

 

K-5 Breakfast -- Lunch

6-8 Breakfast -- Lunch

K-8 -- Lunch only

9-12 Breakfast -- Lunch

K-12 Breakfast only