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Rescue Union ESD |  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. The Board desires to provide students with adequate space and time to eat meals. To reinforce the district's nutrition education program, foods available on school premises shall:

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

2. Meet nutritional standards specified in law and administrative regulation

3. Be prepared in ways that will appeal to students, retain nutritive quality and foster lifelong healthful eating habits

4. Be served in age-appropriate quantities and at reasonable prices

(cf. 3312 - Contracts)

(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)

The Superintendent or designee shall develop strategies designed to encourage the participation of students and parents/guardians in the selection of foods of good nutritional quality for school menus. Parents/guardians are encouraged to support the district's nutrition education efforts by considering nutritional quality when selecting any snacks which they may donate for occasional class parties.

School cafeterias shall comply with the sanitation and safety requirements of the California Uniform Retail Food Facilities Law as set forth in Health and Safety Code 113700-114455.

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

49547-49548.3 Comprehensive nutrition services

49550-49560 Meals for needy students

49570 National School Lunch Act

HEALTH AND SAFETY CODE

113700-114455 California Uniform Retail Food Facilities Law

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

UNITED STATES CODE, TITLE 42

1751-1769 School lunch programs

1771-1791 Child nutrition, especially:

1773 School breakfast 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 RESCUE UNION SCHOOL DISTRICT

adopted: May 24, 2005 Rescue, California