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USDA DoD Fresh Program: October On the Menu - Shared screen with speaker view
Sharon Murray
25:45
Here are Deb's slides.
Vivien Skrupskis
28:08
What is the difference between USDA Foods, USDA Fresh, and USDA Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program? Are these the same?
Alicia Grove
30:27
https://www.fns.usda.gov/usda-foods/usda-dod-fresh-fruit-and-vegetable-program
Vivien Skrupskis
32:12
Thanks for clarifying that. So USDA Fresh is the same as USDA DoD FFFVP?
McKenna Pullen
32:53
Correct
Vivien Skrupskis
33:03
thank you! :)
Alicia Grove
35:15
If districts are really remote like in your example, do you work with them to get other nearby districts on the program? We have heard challenges from districts with regards to access to USDA Fresh.
Jessica Roelle
41:31
I haven't paid attention previously. I planned to pay more attention after the Nourish Colorado event,
Alicia Grove
48:33
Just curious, is there any flexibility regarding the requirement that the product is "highest grade" to prioritize local products? For example, in October (Farm to School Month) SFAs would be able to purchase Colorado produce via DoD Fresh?
Alicia Grove
51:31
Thanks for the info Deb!
Jessica Roelle
54:01
Thank you for all the info!
Maura Benton
55:13
I agree -- the quality can be hit or miss with DoD
McKenna Pullen
58:45
I want to put in a plug for the Local Food for Schools Cooperative Grant - You just complete the opt-in form linked below and will be reimbursed for eligible local food purchases. You can contact LFS@cde.state.co.us with any questions. More information here: https://www.cde.state.co.us/nutrition/nutrigrantsandawards
McKenna Pullen
58:59
Local Food for Schools Opt-In Form: https://app.smartsheet.com/b/publish?EQBCT=485db654d9b34e4dbd350769776008a0
Victoria Long
59:22
Driver does not stay to let you check the produce. Should they stay so you can refuse it if you would like?
Alicia Grove
01:01:24
Highly encourage everyone to apply for the Local Food for Schools Cooperative Grant. I helped a district complete the opt-in form last week. It is a fantastic opportunity :)
Jessica Roelle
01:02:01
I don't sign anything
Victoria Long
01:04:02
I do not sign anything . So far he comes during lunch . We have been lucky and not had anything that needs returned . I would like to just make sure we are doing things right.
Victoria Long
01:04:35
Thank you
Jessica Roelle
01:05:25
We really enjoy DOD fruits and vegetables. We have always received great product!
School Nutrition Training
01:06:09
Thank you Deb!
Amanda Gersabeck
01:06:17
Thank you for this great information!
Stacey Baker
01:06:18
thank you!
Alicia Grove
01:06:28
Thank you so much Deb! Really helpful information
Jessica Roelle
01:06:34
Thank you