There are many policies and regulations that govern the National School Lunch and School Breakfast Programs. For the first time in over 30 years the Child Nutrition Program has seen significant changes to combat our national childhood obesity epidemic and increase student access to nutritious food with the Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act. Beginning July 1, 2012, new menu requirements established an increase in daily whole wheat offerings as well as an increase in daily fruit and vegetable offerings.
The following Board Policies and Administrative Regulations pertain to the Child Nutrition Services Program.
- Food Service/Child Nutrition Program (BP3550) (AR3550)
- Food Service Operations/Cafeteria Fund (BP3551) (AR3551)
- Summer Meal Program (BP3552) (AR3552)
- Free and Reduced Price Meals (BP3553) (AR3553)
- Other Food Sales (BP3554) (AR3554)
- Nutrition Program Compliance (BP3555) (AR3555)
- Local School Wellness Policy (BP5030) (AR5030)
- Anyone interested in providing input to the Local School Wellness Policy Program should contact Child Nutrition Services at the District Office.
There are also many State and Federal regulations governing the National School Lunch and School Breakfast Programs.
- Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act (website) http://www.fns.usda.gov/school-meals/healthy-hunger-free-kids-act
- USDA Smart Snacks in School Presentation (Click Here)