Food Service/Child Nutrition Program

MJUSD
DIVISION 3000
BUSINESS AND NONINSTRUCTIONAL OPERATIONS

FOOD SERVICE/CHILD NUTRITION PROGRAM

The Governing Board recognizes that students need adequate, nourishing food in order to grow, learn, and maintain good health. 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 and the prevention of disease;
  2. meet or exceed 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 portions; and
  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 Board desires to provide students with adequate time and space to eat meals. To the extent possible, school and transportation schedules shall be designed to encourage participation in school meal programs.

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.

The Superintendent or designee shall annually report to the Board regarding the District's compliance with state and federal nutrition standards for foods and beverages.

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
49565-49565.8 California Fresh Start pilot program
49570 National School Lunch Act

Health and Safety Code
113700-114455 California Uniform Retail Food Facilities Law

Code of Regulations, Title 5
15510 Mandatory meals for needy students
15530-15535 Nutrition education
15550-15565 School lunch and breakfast programs

United States Code, Title 42
1751-1769h School lunch programs, including:
1751 Note Local wellness policy
1771-1791 Child nutrition, especially:
1773 School breakfast program

U.S. Code of Federal Regulations, Title 7
210.1-210.31 National School Lunch Program
220.1-220.21 National School Breakfast Program

First Reading: 5/10/06

Governing Board Adoption: 6/21/06

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