facility. This in turn will adversely affect inventory and earnings and expenditures to name
just a few.
(2) BDFA. Basic Daily Food Allowance. The BDFA is used to compensate dining
facilities monetarily for the subsistence consumed by soldiers who subsist in the dining
facility. It is important that you be aware of current rates, which is important for your future
budgeting and forecasting. It is computed annually by comparing current food prices vs. the
DOD Food Cost Index.
(a) Meal conversion percentages break the BDFA down to applicable percentages
used in the crediting of dining facilities for each diner who subsists in the dining facility. The
breakdown is as follows: Breakfast 20%, Lunch 40%, Dinner 40%, Brunch 45%, and
(b) Computation of meal values. To determine individual meal values, multiply
the monetary value of the BDFA by the appropriate meal conversion percentage. Meal values
are expressed in dollars and cents. Use the 5-mill rule to round meal values to dollars and cents.
Note: Application of the 5-mill rule may cause the breakfast, lunch, and dinner allowance to
exceed or not meet the value of the BDFA. When this occurs, add to or subtract one cent from
the dinner meal value to ensure that the total value of the three meals equals the computed value
of the BDFA.
(3) Supplemental food allowance. Installation Commanders may approve
supplemental food allowances of up to 15%. The Installation Food Advisor (IFA) or command
food advisor will forward notices of approval, termination, or suspension of supplemental food
allowances to the TISO.
(a) When a unit has been granted a supplemental food allowance it must be
computed and added to the BDFA of that unit.
(b) Multiply the value of the BDFA by the supplemental percentage authorized.
(c) Add the result to the value of the BDFA. This is the value of the BDFA
adjusted to include the supplemental food allowance.
(d) Ensure the TISO has posted the adjustment to the AFMIS system database.
(4) Key Personnel Names. The AFMIS system must be periodically updated to reflect
changes in key personnel i.e. SFOS, FSO, Commander. Signature blocks on many of the AFMIS
reports must be accurate so that proper disposition may be completed.
(5) FAO Data. Finance and accounting data on the AFMIS system must be correct in
order for the cash turn in reports to be accurate. This data is usually updated only when there is a
change in the information listed below.