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Making USDA Entitlement Work for You

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November 2, 2022

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.

Part of SNA and ACDA's USDA Foods Series. 

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Learning Objectives
Identify how entitlement is calculated.
Identify options to divert entitlement.
Examine why it is important to start your planning early.
Discover how entitlement can be impacted during the school year.

Earning CEUs
SNA CEUs: 1.0

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

CPEUs for RDNs and NDTRs
Activity Number: 173151

Suggested Performance Indicators
13.2.9; 13.4.1; 13.4.2; 13.4.3

Suggested Learning Need Codes
  • 8110: School foodservice
CPEUs: 1.00
CPE Level: 1,2
SNA CDR Provider Number: AM007

Please note that you have the option to submit an evaluation of the quality of this webinar directly to the Commission of Dietetic Registration. Email contact:
In partnership with:


  • Chris Facha, SNS

    Nutrition Services Director
    Cascade School District

  • Deborah A. Cameron, SNS

    CO NSLP Coordinator

  • Jodi Risse, MS, RD, LDN

    Supervisor, Food & Nutrition Services
    Anne Arundel County Public Schools

  • Scott Germain

    Food & Nutrition Services Supervisor

    Garrett County Public Schools

November 2, 2022
Wed 3:00 PM EDT

Duration 1H 15M

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