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Understanding USDA’S SEVERE NEED BREAKFAST PROGRAM

Understanding USDA’S SEVERE NEED BREAKFAST PROGRAM

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Understanding USDA’S SEVERE NEED BREAKFAST PROGRAM

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  1. Understanding USDA’S SEVERE NEED BREAKFASTPROGRAM

  2. What is severe need breakfast? • Severe need breakfast is a USDA program that provides additional breakfast reimbursement to schools who serve at least 40% or more of school lunches to children who qualify for free or reduced price meals.

  3. REIMBURSEMENT RATESRegular Breakfast vs. Severe Need Breakfast

  4. DOES YOUR SCHOOL QUALIFY? • Served 40 % or more total free and reduced lunches to students in the second preceding year. • Eligibility is determined by school as listed in the Wisconsin School Directory. • Schools must apply for severe need breakfast program rates when the online contract is renewed each year.

  5. 40% or more means… • That at least 40% of all lunches were served to students who are eligible for free or reduced priced meals. • Not to be confused with the number of students who are eligible for free or reduced priced meals.

  6. The term School means… • Each school as listed in the Wisconsin School Directory regardless of the number of serving sites. For example:

  7. How to apply… • Must be completed and updated each year • Must enter the number of lunches from two years ago for each participating school. • May have some schools in breakfast and other schools in severe need breakfast program

  8. Updating the contract • Main policy page – (Policy Statement Part II) • Indicate which schools (sites) will be participating severe need breakfast • It is important to note that some schools may be participating in both severe need and non-severe need breakfast. • Schedule A • Update the number of meals by category • The computer will calculate the percentage

  9. The main policy page

  10. ENTERING MEAL COUNTS • ONLINE CONTRACT – SCHEDULE A • EACH SCHOOL IS A POTENTIAL SEVERE NEED BREAKFAST SCHOOL • MUST BE ABLE TO SEPARATE MEAL COUNTS BY SITE

  11. Schedule A

  12. Submitting claims for severe need breakfast • Severe need breakfast is entered separately from regular breakfast rates.

  13. Select the appropriate program for each school

  14. Submit the claim

  15. REMEMBER Severe Need Breakfast is… • Determined by Schools which may or may not be located in the same building. • Based on the number of lunches served in the second preceding school year. • Applied for annually when submitting the on-line contract. • Submit separate claims for each program • Regular Breakfast • Severe Need Breakfast

  16. QUESTIONS? • For more information about severe need breakfast or any other USDA child nutrition programs you may access the DPI website at: http://fns.dpi.wi.gov/fns_index Or You may contact a child nutrition consultant from the online directory at: http://fns.dpi.wi.gov/fns_directory

  17. In accordance with Federal law and U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability.For Food Distribution on Indian Reservations discrimination is also prohibited on the bases of religion and political beliefs. To file a complaint of discrimination, write USDA, Director, Office of Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20250-9410 or call (800) 795-3272 (voice) or (202) 720-6382 (TTY). In the Midwest Region please notify the Regional Director, Civil Rights/EEO, 77 W. Jackson Blvd., FL 20, Chicago, IL 60604-3591 or call (312) 353-3353. USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.