Maximizing the use of USDA Foods (commodities) is critical to the budget integrity of your foodservice program. Predicting the vegetables, meats, cheese, etc., you will incorporate into next year’s menus is easy when you use NutriStudents K-12…and it’s about to get even easier!
Andrew Behrman, one of our stellar product development specialists, is putting finishing touches on a forecasting tool that automatically calculates how many cases, pounds, cans, etc., you will need of each commodity item based on your student population and your school calendar. All you will need to do is enter the number students you plan to serve, the number of weeks in your school year and how many times you will use each NutriStudents K-12 menu week, and VOILA! You know what commodities and how much of each to order.
The tool will be posted within the client portal under “Resources” soon. We’ll also provide a direct link to it in our May Fresh Bites newsletter.
In the meantime, if you need guidance on your USDA Foods allocations, check out our recommendations accessible on the Resources landing page.