The Perfect Storm… A forecast for the Child Nutrition Programs in Broome & Tioga County. Created for ASBO May 21, 2008. Presented by: The Rock on Café Coalition. Is the Child Nutrition Program about to be caught in the Perfect Storm ?. Several factors have begun
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The Perfect Storm…A forecast for the
Child Nutrition Programs in
Broome & Tioga County
Created for ASBO
May 21, 2008
Presented by: The Rock on Café Coalition
Several factors have begun
to circulate in the Country
that have the potential to
converge upon the Child
Nutrition Program at one time.
If these factors collide with no
“rescue” efforts, the program’s
future will be in jeopardy.
was the first “homeland
security” program; it was
authorized during Post WW ll
era with the intent of
“safeguarding the well-being
and security of the nation.”
thrived for nearly 6 decades
under the guiding principle of
“this is the right thing to do for
and beverages to students.
A la Carte/competitive foods.
for revenues from the sale of
A la Carte/competitive foods.
the Perfect Storm?
Over the past 20 years, there has been a
cultural, nutritional, operational and financial
shift in priorities surrounding the
Child Nutrition Program.
In many school districts, the philosophy of
“It’s the right thing to do for children”
had been replaced with the priority of
“How much revenue can be generated?”
charged indirect costs
What Does it Cost to Prepare a School Meal?
Food Costs $1.15
Non-Food Costs $0.14
Labor Costs $1.26
Indirect Costs $0.11
TOTAL COSTS $2.70
(national school lunch cost average: $2.60 to $3.10)
Source: SNA Preliminary
foods and beverages have been replaced with more
as districts are required to increase
adult meal prices to ensure CN funds
are used only to benefit students.
charges were the result of issues not related to
Average cost to produce a school lunch is $2.70
Average cost to a paying student is $1.75
Free reimbursement falls short by $ .14
Reduced reimbursement falls short by $ .14
Paid rate falls short by $.64
Breakfast- Ave Food Cost alone approx. $1.00
Where will the revenues to offset the losses come from?
Increased operating costs
Increased indirect costs for many districts
Revenue sources are limited
Other Sales are decreasing
Current market conditions/higher food costs
No State reimbursement increase in over 20 years
Federal reimbursement is not adequate to support program costs
Many Programs are already under-staffedIs the Perfect Storm in the forecast?
Unlike the course…real Perfect Storm, where noperson or thing could control or prevent it, collectively we can minimize the damage of this Perfect Storm for our programs!
Examine costs (labor, food, other) and make
changes in areas that do not compromise the
quality of service or participation.
Maximize reimbursable meals.
Continue to improve our cooperative purchasing.
Significant meal price increases will be needed.
Charge policy that is consistent among schools.Recommendations
Let’s consider these factors as course…
opportunities rather than obstacles.
We appreciate your time and support-to insure that Nutrition continues to play an integral part of our students educational process!
ROCK ON!!We need to be Proactive!