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How is each school's USDA Foods entitlement figured for each year?

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Each school’s entitlement budget is based on the number of reimbursable meals served in the previous school year. Calculations are based on the total number of meals served and are multiplied by the USDA commodity meal rate.  The commodity meal rate is posted July 1 every year at: http://www.fns.usda.gov/fdd/regs/mealrates.htm.

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Printed from the Iowa Department of Education website on April 16, 2014 at 11:08am.