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Completing Orange Boxes

 

Completing Orange Boxes

The USDA has instructed inTEAM to have all schools fill in certain compli- ance information manually. This includes: Fruit Minimum and Maximums (Including Juice), Vegetable Minimum and Maximums (Including Juice), and (only in Breakfast Menus) Meat/Meat Alternate– Grain offerings.

Please watch the following video on how to complete these boxes:

http://youtu.be/vgAV0LZiLYY

1. Fruit Minimum & Maximum, Including Juice. (Breakfast and Lunch)

  • Minimum: Determine the least amount of fruit and/or juice that a student is offered and allowed to take. If juice is offered, be sure to include that in this total.
    Ex 1: If .5c of Oranges and .5c of Grapes are offered, but the student can only choose 1 fruit. The mini- mum offered is .5c.

    Ex 2: If .5c Oranges, .5c Grapes, and 4oz apple juice are offered and the child can take 1 fruit and 1 juice, the minimum would be 1c.

  • Maximum: Determine the greatest amount of fruit and/or juice that a student is
    offered and allowed to take. If fruit juice is offered, be sure to include that in this total.
    Ex 1: If .5c Oranges and .5c Grapes are offered, but the student can only choose 1 fruit, the maximum offered is .5c.
    Ex 2: If .5c oranges, .5c grapes, and 4oz apple juice, 4oz grape juice and 4oz orange juice are offered and the child can take 2 whole fruit and 1 juice, the maximum would be 1.5c.

  • Fruit Juice Maximum Offered:
    -If no fruit juice is offered, this field may be left blank.
    -If fruit juice is offered, how much juice is the student permitted to take?
    Ex: Apple juice, grape juice and orange juice are offered in 4oz portions. If the student may choose any 1 type of juice, then the maximum is .5c.If the student is permitted to take all three juices, the maximum offered is 1.5c.

 

2. Vegetable Minimum & Maximum, Including Juice. (Breakfast and Lunch)

  • Minimum: This box is the minimum amount of vegetables a student is offered and is able to take. Keep in mind that you may have a variety of vegetables offered;; however, if you limit the number of serv- ings of vegetables, the number of servings a child can take will determine your minimum.
    Ex: If you offer 3 different vegetables, the child can take up to 2 choices. If the portion sizes of the different vegetable choices differ, use the smallest portion sizes to determine the minimum.

    If there is an entrée that does not offer vegetables, what side vegetables are selectable to the student who takes that entrée? Your minimum vegetable will be the sum of the number of vegetable side items a student can take.
    -If all entrées contain a vegetable, look for the entrée that offers the smallest amount of vegetable. Your minimum vegetable will be the sum of the number of vegetable side items a student can take PLUS the amount of vegetables in the entrée chosen above.
    HINT: The minimum vegetables offered must be equal to or more than the required minimum for the age-grade group being served.

  • Maximum: This box is the maximum vegetables a student is offered and is able to take.
    -Keep in mind that you may have a variety of vegetables offered;; however, if you limit the number of serv- ings of vegetables, the number of servings a child can take will determine your maximum. For example, you offer 3 different vegetables and the child can take up to 2 choices. If the portion sizes of the different vegetable choices differ, use the largest portion sizes to determine the maximum.
    If none of the entrées include vegetables, what side vegetables are selectable to the students? Your maximum vegetable will be the sum of the number of vegetable side items a student can take.
    -If some or all entrées contain a vegetable, look for the entrée that offers the largest amount of vegetable. Your maximum vegetable will be the sum of the number of vegetable side items a student can take PLUS the amount of vegetables in the entrée chosen above.
    HINT: There are multiple examples in which the minimum and the maximum vegetables offered may be the same number. Do not stress if this is the case!

  • Vegetable Juice Maximum Offered:
    - If no vegetable juice is offered, this can be left blank
    - If vegetable juice is offered, how much is the student permitted to take? Enter that value in cups.

 

3. Meat/Meat Alternate– Grain offerings. (Breakfast Only)

Identify all breakfast entrees served on a given day that include meat/ meat alternates as grain (M/MA-Grain). Disregard any entrees that do not have any M/MA- grains.

Example:
You have three entrees, a breakfast pizza, a chicken biscuit and cold cereal.

  • You identify your breakfast pizza, as you are counting the sausage and cheese as a 1oz eq. M/MA-Grain.

  • You identify your chicken biscuit, as you are counting the chicken patty as a 2oz eq. M/MA-Grain.

  • You disregard cereal and toast combo, as it does not have any M/MA- Grains (only actual grains).

    Using only the identified entrees, decide which entrée is offering the least M/MA-Grain. For example:

  • Your breakfast pizza has 1oz eq. M/MA-Grain

  • Your chicken biscuit has 2oz eq. M/MA-Grain
    Therefore your breakfast pizza has the least or minimum M/MA-Grain.

    Enter the number of ounce equivalents associated with the entrée that has the least/ minimum M/MA-Grain in the yellow box titled “Meat/Meat Alternate – Grains” at the bottom of your menu.

 

**Please refer to the PDF below. 

 

Article updated 12/2015.

NOTICE: This document contains privileged and confidential information and is the sole property of inTEAM Associates, LLC. The procedures, technology specifications, operational practices, and any other recommendations contained in this document are intended for the sole purpose of instructing on the usage of the Decision Support Toolkit, and may not be used for any other purpose without the express written permission of inTEAM Associates. Copyright inTEAM Associates LLC. 2012 Terms and conditions apply.

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