Making full use of your USDA Foods (Commodities) is one way to ensure the financial success of your foodservice program. Generally, it's difficult to determine which and how much of various commodity foods to order six months to a year in advance. NutriStudents K-12 takes the guesswork out of ordering commodities with our proprietary Commodities Forecasting Tool.
Commodity Forecasting Calculator - The forecasting tool allows you to enter your student headcount, the number of weeks in your school year and the number of times you project using each NutriStudents K-12 menu, and it automatically computes the precise quantities of various commodities to order. Download it and give it a try today! Once you download it, click "Enable Editing" and begin filling in the fields to be completed, according to the instructions built into the tool.
If you don't know which NutriStudents K-12 menu weeks you want to use next school year, we've also developed general guidelines you can follow when making your commodities allocations based on foods prominently used throughout our chef-created menu weeks.