Good nutrition shall be promoted in the District’s meal programs and in other food and beverages that are sold to students during the school day. The Superintendent shall manage a food service program that complies with this policy and is in alignment with School Board policy 6:50, School Wellness.
Food and beverage items sold to students as part of a reimbursable meal under programs authorized by the Richard B. Russell National School Lunch Act and the Child Nutrition Act of 1966 shall follow the nutrition standards specified in the U.S. Dept. of Agriculture rules “Nutrition Standards in the National School Lunch and School Breakfast Program”. Schools being reimbursed for meals under these federal programs are considered participating schools.
Participating schools shall also comply with the nutrition standards specified in the U.S. Dept. of Agriculture’s Interim Final Rule for Nutrition Standards for All Foods Sold in School as required by the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010 when it offers competitive foods and beverages to students during the school day. Competitive foods is defined as all food and beverages sold to students on the School campus during the School day, other than those meals reimbursable under programs authorized by the Richard B Russell National School Lunch Act (NSLA) and the Child Nutrition Act of 1966 (CAN), which include the National School Lunch and School Breakfast Programs. Participating schools shall also comply with any applicable mandates in the Illinois State Board of Education’s School Food Service rules implementing these federal laws and the Illinois School Breakfast and Lunch Program.
All revenue from the sale of any food or beverages sold in competition with the School Breakfast Program or National School Lunch Program to students in food service areas during the meal period shall accrue to the nonprofit school lunch program account.
LEGAL REF.: Healthy and Hunger Free Kids Act of 2010, Section 208 Child Nutrition and WIC Reauthorization Act of 2004 [Public Law 108-265, Sec 204] Russell B. National School Lunch Act, 42 U.S.C. §1751 et seq. Child Nutrition Act of 1966, 42 U.S.C. §1771 et seq. 7 C.F.R. Parts 210 and 220, Food and Nutrition Service. 105 ILCS 125/. 23 Ill. Admin. Code Part 305, School Food Service
CROSS REF: 4:130 (Free and Reduced-Price Food Services), 6:50 (School Wellness)
Reviewed: February 28, 2005, April 23, 2012, February 11, 2013, December 08, 2014
Adopted: March 21, 2005
Revisions Adopted: May 14, 2012, February 25, 2013, January 12, 2015