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. 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 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.