The WiSNP GFS Order Guide is slimming down!

A SMALL STEERING COMMITTEE HAS TACKLED THE TASK OF REVIEWING ALL ITEMS IN THE WISNP GFS ORDER GUIDE WITH THE GOAL TO STREAMLINE THE GUIDE. THE COMMITTEE PROVIDED THIS REPORT FOR THE MEMBERSHIP ON OCTOBER 3, 2018.

STEERING COMMITTEE REPORT ON ORDER GUIDE DEVELOPMENT

Why are we doing this? Focus our buying power on better quality foods and streamline order guide for better pricing and/or preferred products stocked at GFS.

1.       Focus on products of high nutritional quality and cleaner labels

2.       Guide purchasing decisions for better pricing

3.       Influence items that GFS will stock for the school market

4.       Identify product lines for future creation of a shared database including nutrition info, PFS, Buy American

5.       USDA meal component compliance

6.       Simplify ordering for new director members

Resources/Standards Handouts

What we are doing:

1.       Determine standards -desirable qualities of the food items – for use in evaluating products

2.       Review food items line by line all items purchased in the past school year and/or currently listed on the order guide to build the WiSNP order guide. We are comparing products for nutrients such as sodium, calories, and ingredients of concern, making sure products are compliant with meal pattern component and smart snacks criteria, and best price for products that meet our standards

3.       Removing items from the order guide that don’t meet standards or are duplicates

4.       Identifying preferred items to be included in the new WiSNP order guide

5.       Create the WiSNP order guide with fewer items, focused on quality, nutrition, price and acceptability

6.       We are NOT closing the GFS catalog (you will be able to order any and all items from the GFS catalog)

Timeline

Currently working on review of all categories of the order guide, and continued meetings in person and virtually to discuss product recommendations and removals from the WISNP order guide.

Preview the changes by clicking on the sections listed to the left. The sections are password protected. The password is the same as the members only page.