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701.10 Purpose of Nutrition Services

The purpose of the school lunch program shall be to provide nutritious, balanced meals to the students of the District on a non-profit basis, and to utilize the program as an instrument for teaching nutrition education. The District will operate a school lunch and breakfast program in each attendance center. Nutrition Services will include a selection of hot/cold lunches meeting federal reimbursable guidelines through participation in the National School Lunch Program(NSLP) and supplementary foods for students who have a dietary restriction as identified medically necessary.

Students may bring lunch from home. A parent or guardian may also provide a meal on site to eat with their child at a designated location within the building identified by the building principal or designee.

Nutrition Services facilities are provided to serve students and District staff when school is in session and during school-related activities. Nutrition Services facilities including the kitchen and serving area may also be used for Nutrition Services employee groups, parent-teacher organizations and approved community groups/organizations renting the facility. All usage must be coordinated with the Nutrition Services Director, requiring a Nutrition Services employee be present. The District reserves the right to assess fees associated with the outside uses of these facilities.

The revenues of the Nutrition Services Program will be used only for paying the regular operating cost of the Nutrition Services Program. Supplies of the Nutrition Services Program will only be used for the Nutrition Services Program.

The school lunch program shall be under the direction of the Nutrition Services Director who will establish and maintain a central record system, prepare menus and recipes, comply with state and federal nutrition standards, recommend personnel for employment, promote or recommend dismissal, and conduct in-service training programs. The Nutrition Services Director reports to the District’s Chief Financial Officer.

The District shall comply with all federal and state laws and regulations required for procurement, including the selection and evaluation of contractors.  The Superintendent/designee is responsible for developing an administrative process to implement this policy, including, but not limited to, procedures related to suspension and debarment for transactions subject to those requirements.

Reviewed:
July 14, 2003
June 20, 2011
May 16, 2016
July 15, 2019

Revised:
January 15, 2001
June 20, 2011
May 16, 2016
July 15, 2019