El Dorado Union HSD | BP 3550 Business and Noninstructional Operations
Food Service/Child Nutrition Program
The Governing Board recognizes that adequate, nourishing food is essential to student health, development, and ability to learn. The Superintendent or designee shall develop strategies to increase students' access to the district's food service programs and to maximize their participation in available programs.
Foods and beverages available through the district's food service program shall:
1. Be carefully selected so as to contribute to the nutritional well-being of students and the prevention of disease.
2. Meet or exceed nutrition standards specified in law and administrative regulation.
(cf. 3554 - Other Food Sales)
(cf. 5030 - Student Wellness)
3. Be prepared in ways which will appeal to students, retain nutritive quality, and foster lifelong healthful eating habits.
4. Be served in age-appropriate portions.
5. Be available to students who meet federal eligibility criteria at no cost or at reduced prices, and to other students at reasonable prices.
(cf. 3551 - Food Service Operations/Cafeteria Fund)
(cf. 3553 - Free and Reduced-Price Meals)
The district's food service program shall give priority to serving unprocessed foods and fresh fruits and vegetables.
District schools are encouraged to establish school gardens and/or farm-to-school projects to increase the availability of safe, fresh, seasonal fruits and vegetables for school meals and to support the district's nutrition education program.
(cf. 6142.8 - Comprehensive Health Education)
To encourage student participation in the school meal programs, schools may offer multiple choices of food items within a meal service, provided all food items meet nutrition standards and all students are given an opportunity to select any food item.
The Superintendent or designee may invite students and parents/guardians to participate in the selection of foods of good nutritional quality or school menus.
The Board desires to provide students with adequate time and space to eat meals. To the extent possible, school and transportation schedules shall be designed to encourage participation in school meal programs.
The Superintendent or designee shall periodically review the adequacy of school facilities for cafeteria eating and food preparation.
(cf. 1312.4 - Williams Uniform Complaint Procedures)
(cf. 3517 - Facilities Inspection)
(cf. 7110 - Facilities Master Plan)
In accordance with law, the Superintendent or designee shall develop and maintain a food safety program in order to reduce the risk of food-borne hazards at each step of the food preparation process, from receiving to service.
The Superintendent or designee shall annually report to the Board on student participation in the district's nutrition programs and to the extent to which the district's food services program meets state and federal nutrition standards for foods and beverages.
(cf. 0500 - Accountability)
(cf. 3555 - Nutrition Program Compliance)
35182.5 Contracts, non-nutritious beverages
45103.5 Contracts for management consulting services; restrictions
49430-49436 Pupil Nutrition, Health, and Achievement Act of 2001
49570 National School Lunch Act
HEALTH AND SAFETY CODE
CODE OF REGULATIONS, TITLE 5
15510 Mandatory meals for needy students
UNITED STATES CODE, TITLE 42
1758b Local wellness policy
1761 Summer Food Service Program and Seamless Summer Feeding Option
1769a Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program
1771-1793 Child nutrition, especially:
1772 Special Milk Program
1773 National School Breakfast Program
CODE OF FEDERAL REGULATIONS, TITLE 7
Building Healthy Communities: A School Leader's Guide to Collaboration and Community Engagement, 2009
Nutrition Standards for Schools: Implications for Student Wellness, Policy Brief, rev. October 2007
Monitoring for Success: Student Wellness Policy Implementation Monitoring Report and Guide, 2007
Student Wellness: A Healthy Food and Physical Activity Policy Resource Guide, rev. April 2006
CALIFORNIA DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION PUBLICATIONS
School Meals Initiative Summary
Healthy Children Ready to Learn, January 2005
CALIFORNIA PROJECT LEAN PUBLICATIONS
Policy in Action: A Guide to Implementing Your Local School Wellness Policy, October 2006
U.S. DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE PUBLICATIONS
School Breakfast Toolkit
Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program: Handbook for Schools, December 2010
Food Buying Guide for Child Nutrition Programs, December 2007
Civil Rights Compliance and Enforcement - Nutrition Programs and Activities, FNS Instruction 113-1, November 2005
Guidance for School Food Authorities: Developing a School Food Safety Program Based on the Process Approach to HACCP Principles, June 2005
Dietary Guidelines for Americans, 2005
California Department of Education, Nutrition Services Division: http://www.cde.ca.gov/ls/nu
California Department of Public Health: http://www.cdph.ca.gov
California Farm Bureau Federation: http://www.cfbf.com
California Food Policy Advocates: http://www.cfpa.net
California Healthy Kids Resource Center: http://www.californiahealthykids.org
California Project LEAN (Leaders Encouraging Activity and Nutrition): http://www.californiaprojectlean.org
California School Nutrition Association: http://www.calsna.org
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: http://www.cdc.gov
National Alliance for Nutrition and Activity: http://www.cspinet.org/nutritionpolicy/nana.html
U.S. Department of Agriculture, Food and Nutrition Service: http://www.fns.usda.gov/fns
Policy EL DORADO UNION HIGH SCHOOL DISTRICT
adopted: March 3, 1992 Placerville, California
revised: August 23, 2011