Reimbursable Breakfast

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What is a
Reimbursable Breakfast?
Lead Training
August 2011
Why is it important to serve a
reimbursable breakfast?
The Oregon Department of Education
will only reimburse the district for meals
that meet certain criteria.
 These meals are called reimbursable
meals.

What needs to be offered for a
reimbursable breakfast?

Milk – ½ pint or 8 fluid oz.
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Note: only white milk is served at breakfast

Fruit – ½ cup of 100% fruit juice or ½ cup fruit/vegetable

2 servings of Bread/Cereal


-OR2 servings of Meat/Meat Alternative

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serving = 1 slice bread, ¾ cup cereal, ½ bagel, etc.
serving = 1 oz. serving of egg, meat, cheese, peanut butter, etc.
-OR1 serving Bread/Cereal & 1 serving Meat/Meat Alt.
Offer vs. Serve (3 out of 4 rule)

Students must choose 3 out of the 4 items
offered at breakfast.
 Students may decline food items.
 If the child doesn’t want all 3 items they’ve
chosen, they can place the unwanted item on
the “no thank you/sharing” table.
 Adults must allow students to choose their
own foods without pressure to select certain
foods.
Reimbursable Breakfast examples…
 Milk
+ Juice + Cereal
 Milk
+ Waffle Sticks (2 bread)
 Juice
+ Bagel (2 bread)
 Juice
+ Turkey Sausage Biscuit
 Milk
+ Eggs + Turkey Sausage
This is an example of a
reimbursable breakfast…
Fruit
This
breakfast
contains 4
food group
servings. It
is a
reimbursable
breakfast.
Milk
Bread/Cereal
Note: This item
contains 2
servings of
bread/cereal
Is this a reimbursable breakfast?
Yes! It meets 3 out of 4
Fruit
This breakfast
contains 3 food
group servings,
therefore it is a
reimbursable
breakfast.
Milk
Bread/Cereal
Note: A bowl of
cereal counts as 1
serving of
bread/cereal.
Is this a reimbursable breakfast?
Yes! It meets 3 out of 4
Fruit
This breakfast
contains 3
food group
servings.
Therefore,
it is a
reimbursable
breakfast.
Bread/Cereal
Note: This item
contains 2
servings of
bread/cereal.
Is this a reimbursable breakfast?
No!
Milk
Bread/Cereal
This
breakfast
only contains
2 food group
servings.
This is not a
reimbursable
meal.
only 1 serving
Is this a reimbursable breakfast?
Yes! It meets 3 out of 4
Milk
Bread/Cereal
This breakfast
contains 3
food group
servings.
Therefore,
it is a
reimbursable
breakfast.
New this Year!
Breakfast Counts are required!

Acceptable methods for counting
breakfast outside the cafeteria:
1. Tally sheet
 2. Clicker


In your back to school supplies you will
receive:
Lanyard and clicker
 Clip board Tally Sheet

Counting Breakfast
You must count the following:
1.
2.
3.
4.
Students who take a reimbursable
breakfast.
Siblings who purchase a breakfast.
Parents who purchase a breakfast.
Staff/Adults who purchase a breakfast.

If you have any questions, contact your
Nutrition Service Specialist or Program
Manager.
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