Article 11.5. The California Fresh Start Pilot Program
(a) School districts and charter schools may apply for funding, appropriated for purposes of this article in the annual Budget Act or in another statute, for reimbursement of ten cents ($0.10) per meal, to be paid in quarterly installments by the department, to supplement, but not to supplant, a school breakfast program under Section 49550.3 or under the federal School Breakfast Program. These funds shall be deposited into the nonprofit food service account of the school district or charter school.
(b) The funds described in subdivision (a) shall be available to school districts and charter schools that meet all of the following criteria:
(1) Provide one to two servings of nutritious fruits or vegetables, or both, at breakfast, and give priority to serving fresh fruits and vegetables.
(2) Spend at least 90 percent of the funding for the direct purchase of nutritious fruits and vegetables.
(3) Do not spend any of the funding for the purchase of juice.
(4) Provide data as required by the independent evaluator pursuant to subdivision (b) of Section 49565.7.
(Added by Stats. 2005, Ch. 236, Sec. 1.)
Education Code 49550.3
Education Code 49565.7