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Escondido Union HSD  |  BP  3550  Business and Noninstructional Operations

Food Service/Child Nutrition Program   

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The Governing Board recognizes that students need adequate, nourishing food in order to grow, learn and maintain good health. To reinforce the district's nutrition education program, foods available on school premises shall be:

1. Carefully selected so as to contribute to students' nutritional well-being and the prevention of disease

2. Prepared in ways which will appeal to students, retain nutritive quality and foster healthful eating habits

3. Served in age-appropriate quantities and at reasonable prices

(cf. 3551 - Food Service Operations/Cafeteria Fund)

(cf. 3553 - Free and Reduced Price Meals)

(cf. 3554 - Other Food Sales)

(cf. 5141.32 - Child Health and Disability Prevention Program)

(cf. 6142.8 - Comprehensive Health Education)

Students shall be provided adequate space to eat meals in pleasant surroundings as well as adequate time to eat, relax and socialize.

The Superintendent or designee shall ensure that the meals offered by the district's food service program meet all legal requirements for participation in the National School Lunch and School Breakfast Programs.

To the extent permitted under the National School Lunch and School Breakfast Programs, students in all grades shall be allowed to decline a certain number of meal items which they do not intend to consume.

Legal Reference:

EDUCATION CODE

38080-38103 Cafeteria, establishment and use

45103.5 Contracts for management consulting services; restrictions

49430 -49436 Pupil Nutrition, Health, and Achievement Act of 2001

49490-49493 School breakfast and lunch programs

49500-49505 School meals

49510-49520 Nutrition

49530-49536 Child Nutrition Act

49540-49546 Child care food program

49547-48548.3 Comprehensive nutrition services

49550-49560 Meals for needy students

49570 National School Lunch Act

CODE OF REGULATIONS, TITLE 5

15500-15501 Food sales by student organizations

15510 Mandatory meals for needy students

15530-15535 Nutrition education

15550-15565 School lunch and breakfast programs

15566-15568 California Fresh Start Pilot Program

15575-15578 Requirements for foods and beverages outside federal meals program

CODE OF FEDERAL REGULATIONS, TITLE 7

210.1-210.31 National School Lunch Program

220.1-220.21 National School Breakfast Program

Management Resources:

CSBA PUBLICATIONS

Healthy Food Policy Resource Guide, 2003

CDC PUBLICATIONS

School Health Index for Physical Activity and Healthy Eating: A Self-Assessment and Planning Guide for Elementary and Middle/High Schools, 2000

NASBE PUBLICATIONS

Fit, Healthy and Ready to Learn, 2000

USDA PUBLICATIONS

Team Nutrition, Food and Nutrition Services, Changing the Scene, Improving the School Nutrition Environment: A Guide to Local Action, 2000

WEB SITES

CSBA: http://www.csba.org

American School Food Service Association (ASFSA): http://www.asfsa.org

CDE, Nutrition Services Division/SHAPE California: http://www.cde.ca.gov/nsd

CDHS, School Health Connections: http://www.mch.dhs.ca.gov/programs/shc/shc.htm

California Project LEAN (Leaders Encouraging Activity and Nutrition): http://www.californiaprojectlean.org

California Healthy Kids Resource Center: http://www.californiahealthykids.org

National School Boards Association: http://www.schoolhealth@nsba.org

National Association of State Boards of Education (NASBE): http://www.boards@nasbe.org

U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, Food and Nutrition Information Center (FNIC): http://www.nal.usda.gov/fnic

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: http://www.cdc.gov

Policy ESCONDIDO UNION HIGH SCHOOL DISTRICT

adopted: August 19, 2003 Escondido, California