Vista USD | BP 3550 Business and Noninstructional Operations
Food Service/Child Nutrition Program
The Board of Trustees recognizes the important connection between a healthy diet and student's ability to learn effectively and achieve high standards in school. The board also acknowledges that schools play a vital role in childhood nutrition and fitness, and as part of the larger community, schools have a responsibility to promote family health and provide a strong foundation for children's future health and well-being. To reinforce the District's nutrition education program, foods and beverages available through the District's food service program shall:
1. Be carefully selected so as to contribute to students' nutritional well-being.
2. Meet or exceed nutritional standards specified in law and administrative regulations.
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 portions.
5. Be sold at reasonable prices.
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.
The Superintendent or designee shall periodically review the adequacy of school facilities for cafeteria eating and food preparation. 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.
Professional development for food service personnel shall include nutrition education and safe food handling. 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 regarding the Districts compliance with state and federal nutrition standards for foods and beverages.
35182.5 Contracts, non-nutritious beverages
45103.5 Contracts for management consulting services; restrictions
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
220.1-220.23 National School Breakfast Program
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 VISTA UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT
adopted: September 9, 2010 Vista, California