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  • Source: NE IA Food Service survey, 2010. 15 foods Table 3. Foods that can be grown in northeast Iowa at a price similar to conventional school food sources. Local prices were based on in-season prices on produce grown in the field vs. high tunnel or greenhouse production.
  • Northeast Iowa Food and Fitness Initiative. ..Key messages of the FFI:It’s about people working together to create vibrant communities where the healthy choice is the easy choice. The healthy choice means that every day all people in NE Iowa have access to healthy, locally grown foods and abundant opportunities for physical activity and play.
  • Ensures school food service receives best…Important to remember.
  • Ensures school food service receives best…Important to remember.
  • Important for schools, farmers and everyone in farm toschool have a basic grasp of procurement . Sound procurement benefits all partites.
  • Including gc provides favor or extra weight for those products
  • Cooling, refrigerating, freezing; size adjustment through size reduction made by peeling, slicing, dicing, cutting, chopping, shucking, and grinding; drying/dehydration; washing; the application of high water pressure or ―cold pasteurization‖; packaging (such as placing eggs in cartons) and vacuum packing and bagging (such as placing vegetables in bags); butchering livestock, fish and poultry; and the pasteurization of milk.
  • Including gc provides favor or extra weight for those products
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    • 1. Teresa WiemerslageIowa State University ExtensionCommunications and ProgramCoordinatorNIFF Coalition Coordinatorwiemer@iastate.edu(563) 794-0599
    • 2. “Why don’t wegrow our ownfood in theAmericanHeartland?”
    • 3. NE Iowa Food & Farm Coalition Food System Support Team Child Nutrition Programs Procurement Overview
    • 4. Why Local?DefiningLocal forYour School FFI Youth 4-H Team ICN January 18, 2012
    • 5. Local Food is Good For…• You• Your Family• Community and School• Farmers• Environment What we eat matters…
    • 6. 1. Apples15 Foods… 2. Bell peppersthat can be grown in 3. Broccolinortheast Iowa at a price 4. Cabbagesimilar to conventional 5. Carrots 6. Cauliflowerschool food sources. 7. Cucumbers 8. Melon: muskmelonLocal prices were based 9. Melon: honeydewon in-season prices on 10. Melon: watermelonproduce grown in the field. 11. Radishes 12. Summer squash 13. Tomatoes (slicing)Source: NE IA Food Service survey, 2010. 14. Tomatoes (cherry) 15. Winter squash
    • 7. Examples of “Local”
    • 8. QuestionWhat is your definition of “local”?
    • 9. Strategy AEnsure that school district policies & practices support healthyliving of children, families and community membersPolicy and System Change Target – Procurement policy allows for geographic preference of local foods in schoolsActivities to support change in target:• Farm to School program• Home Grown Lunch Week• Food Service workshops• Producers contracts• K-3 Curriculum taught by high school students• School gardens
    • 10. What is Procurement?•Generally, it is the process of purchasing goodsor services. Most important principle =COMPETITION• FREE AND OPEN competition. All suppliersare on the same level playing field and have thesame opportunities for that business.
    • 11. Why is Competition Important?• Allows for best: •Cost of products and services •Quality of products and services•Important: Procurement procedures may never unduly restrict or eliminate competition.
    • 12. Procurement Methods• Informal procurement •Small purchase threshold •Under $100,000•Formal Procurement •Competitive Sealed Bidding •Competitive Negotiation •Examples: milk, bread
    • 13. QuestionWhy do you think a local farmermay need an advantage in biddingto a school?
    • 14. Geographic Preference2008 Farm Bill amended the National SchoolLunch Act to allow institutions receiving fundsthrough the Child Nutrition Programs to apply ageographic preference when procuringunprocessed locally grown or locally raisedagriculture products.•Local = Discretion left to the institutionresponsible for procurement•Unprocessed = only those agricultural productsthat retain their inherent character
    • 15. Cooling“Unprocessed” Refrigerating/freezing Drying/dehydrationmeans only those Washing Packagingagricultural products that Butchering livestock, fish andretain their inherent poultry Pasteurization of milkcharacter. The effects ofthe following handling and Size adjustment through sizepreservation techniques reduction made by: Peelingshall not be considered as Slicing, dicingprocessing: Cutting, chopping, grinding Shucking
    • 16. Eligible for Geo Preference?(Processed or Unprocessed?)Sweet corn on the cob Geo. preferenceLocal Apples Geo. PreferenceLocal Yogurt Not Geo. PreferenceLocal Jam and jellies Not Geo. PreferenceLocal Honey Geo. PreferenceLocal Chicken Geo. Preference Schools can still purchase!
    • 17. Using Geographic PreferenceTwo steps:1. Schools define local.2. Define Preference points • Percentage • Cents/pound • Points
    • 18. EXAMPLE Product Spec: APPLES, FRESH: to be packed to US No.1 or higher standard. Any crisp variety; 125 count minimum. (40 lb case). Five, 125 ct boxes needed weekly for 16 weeks, Aug 29-Dec 15. Geo. Pref.: 100 miles and 10 cents/lb. Bidder 1 Bidder 2 Bidder 3 (Distributor) (Grocery Store) (Orchard)Price $25.00/case $26.00 $27.00 $0.625 $0.65 $0.675Meets Geo Pref No No YesFinal Price $0.625 $0.65 $0.575
    • 19. Geographic Preference•Handout 5. Survey•South Winneshiek •Oelwein•Valley •North Winneshiek•Central • Riceville•North Fayette •Turkey Valley•St. Joseph
    • 20. Implementing GeographicPreference in NE Iowa1. Define “Local” (TODAY)2. SFA defines preference points3. Present to School Wellness Team4. Take recommendation to School Board
    • 21. Geographic Preference•Handout 6. Map with 50 miles and 100 miles.•Handout 7. Map with 250 miles.•Handout 8. Farms selling to schools
    • 22. Step 1. Define LocalAsk your food service:What local foods does your school serve?What farmers supply local foods to your school?What would be a good definition of local for your schooldistrict? Discuss the pros and cons of each definition.· Your county?· Your county and surrounding counties?· 50 mile radius?· 100 mile radius?· 250 mile radius?· Your state?
    • 23. Report Out
    • 24. What’s Next?1. Define “Local” (TODAY)2. SFA defines preference points3. Present to School Wellness TeamTake It Further:4. Take recommendation to School Board

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