6000 - Support Services

6230 Nutritional Standards for Food Selection

6230 Nutritional Standards for Food Selection

Employees of the student food services program shall select foods in a manner consistent with the goals established by the board and all state and federal laws and regulations. Food selection also must be consistent with state wide nutrition standards for school meals, a la carte foods and beverages, and items served in after-school snack programs.

FOODS OTHER THAN THE SCHOOL LUNCH PROGRAM

Competitive food sales, including food and beverages from vending machines and outside suppliers or any other items sold separately from the school lunch program, must be controlled to ensure that they do not encourage poor eating habits or negatively affect the ability of the school to provide a nutritious lunch at the lowest possible cost. Further, any foods sold between 12:01 a.m. and the end of the last lunch period must be sold through the school food services department, and the food services program will retain the proceeds.

 LEA personnel will be responsible for purchasing all items sold to students outside the school nutrition program and will be responsible for determining whether the products sold in school-owned vending machines, school stores, and other venues anywhere on the school campus comply with the Smart Snacks nutrition standards. LEA personnel will be responsible and accountable for obtaining and maintaining documentation for all purchases for each school within the LEA. Consistent with SBE policy, foods and beverages may not be sold in competition with the school nutrition program from 12:01AM until after the cafeteria closes for the day.

The superintendent or designee shall establish nutritional standards for non-cafeteria or competitive foods to protect the health of students. The superintendent shall ensure that any snack vending meets the applicable requirements of Eat Smart: North Carolina’s Recommended Standards for All Foods Available in School as well as the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010. Beverage vending sales must meet the requirements of policy 6235, Beverage Vending Sales.
Legal References:

Child Nutrition Act of 1966, 42 U.S.C. 1771 et seq.; National School Lunch Act, 42 U.S.C. 1751, et seq.; G.S. 115C-47(7), -47(22), -263, -264, -264.2, -264.3; State Board of Education Policy TCS-S-000, TCS-S-002; Eat Smart: North Carolina’s Recommended Standards for All Foods Available in School, NC Department of Health and Human Services, NC Division of Public Health (2004); Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010

Cross References:

Goals of Student Food Services (policy 6200), Beverage Vending Sales (policy 6235)

Adopted:

January 09, 2012

Last Updated:

November 10, 2014

 

 

Legal References:
Child Nutrition Act of 1966, 42 U.S.C. 1771 et seq.; National School Lunch Act, 42 U.S.C. 1751, et seq.; G.S. 115C-47(7), -47(22), -263, -264, -264.2, -264.3; State Board of Education Policy TCS-S-000, TCS-S-002; Eat Smart: North Carolina’s Recommended Standards for All Foods Available in School, NC Department of Health and Human Services, NC Division of Public Health (2004)
Cross References:
Goals of Student Food Services (policy 6200), Beverage Vending Sales (policy 6235)
Adopted:
Monday, 09 January 2012
Last Updated:
Monday, 10 November 2014