Live: 3 p.m. Wednesday, November 2, 2022
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Have you ever wondered how the amount of entitlement you receive is determined? Even though the process varies by state, this session will identify how entitlement is calculated and the options available to divert your entitlement. We will hear from school districts who will explain how they make the most efficient use of their USDA Foods options in their districts, and why they choose some options over others when making their annual requests to their state agencies. Learn why it is important to start your planning early to get the best “bang for your buck.” We will also learn how entitlement can be impacted during the school year, which might cause adjustments, from the state agency perspective.

Earning CEUs

  • Key Area 2000: Operations
  • Key Topic 2400: Purchasing/Procurement
  • Sub Topic 2430: USDA Foods/DOD/Diverted Foods


Chris Facha, SNS
Nutrition Services Director
Cascade School District

Deborah A. Cameron, SNS
CO NSLP Coordinator

Jodi Risse, RDN
Supervisor of Food & Nutrition Services
Anne Arundel County Public Schools