File:  EFF


Through its food service program, the Board encourages students to form healthy eating habits by governing the types of food and beverages sold in the schools and the time and place at which each type of food and beverage is sold.  These standards are based on the following guidelines.

       1.     The types of food and beverages sold in the schools are determined by their potential to contribute significantly to the:

               A.     daily nutritional needs of students, consistent with the guidelines established by the U.S. Department of Agriculture;

               B.     provisions of the District’s student wellness program and

               C.     nutritional guidelines established by State law.

       2.     A licensed dietician, a registered dietetic technician or a certified/credentialed school nutrition specialist must be initially consulted to assist the food services supervisor in drafting for Board adoption a plan:

               A.     for complying with and enforcing the nutritional standards governing the types of food and beverages that may be sold on school premises in compliance with State law and

               B.     specifying the time and place each type of food or beverage may be sold.

       3.     The time of day and place for the sale of food and beverages to students must be consistent with the nutrient intake needs and eating patterns of students and compatible with class schedules.  The following restrictions are enforced for non-breakfast/lunch food and beverage sales:

               A.     Vending machines offering foods or beverages that do not meet the nutritional standards established by the District may not be operated during the school day.  The Board reserves the right to totally restrict the sale of non-nutritional foods and beverages in vending machines.

               B.     Bake sales and other school fundraising activities involving food and beverage items may not be held during the school day.

       4.     Annually, the food services supervisor reviews and recommends to the Board the types of foods and beverages to be sold as part of the school breakfast and lunch programs.

File:  EFF

Separate standards may be established for the types of food and beverages to be sold to staff members and for special or extracurricular events.

[Adoption date:  August 13, 1997]

[Re-adoption date:  September 10, 2007]

[Re-adoption date:  April 9, 2012]

LEGAL REFS.:  ORC  3313.814; 3313.816; 3313.817

                            OAC  3301-91-09

CROSS REFS.:   EF, Food Services Management

                            EFG, Student Wellness Program

                            IGDF, Student Fundraising Activities

File:  EFG





In response to the reauthorization of the Child Nutrition and Women, Infants and Children Act, the Board directs the Superintendent/designee to develop and maintain a student wellness program.


The student wellness program:


       1.     includes goals for nutrition education, physical activity and other school-based activities designed to promote student wellness;


       2.     includes nutrition guidelines for all foods available in the District during the school day in order to promote student health and reduce childhood obesity;


       3.     provides assurance that District guidelines for reimbursable school meals are, at a minimum, equal to the guidelines issued by the U.S. Department of Agriculture and


       4.     establishes a plan of implementation and evaluation, including designating one or more persons within the District with the responsibility for ensuring that the District is compliant with Federal law.


Development of the student wellness program must be a collaborative effort between parents, students, food service workers, administrators, the Board and the public.



[Adoption date:  September 10, 2007]



LEGAL REFS.:  Child Nutrition and WIC Reauthorization Act; Pub. L. No. 108-265

                               (Title I, Section 204), 118 Stat. 729

                            National School Lunch Act; 42 USC 1751 et seq.

                            Child Nutrition Act; 42 USC 1771 et seq.

                            7 CFR, Subtitle B, Chapter 11, Part 210

                            7 CFR 220

                            7 CFR 225

                            7 CFR 245

                            ORC  3313.814

                            OAC  3301-91-09


CROSS REFS.:   EF, Food Services Management

                            EFB, Free and Reduced-Price Food Services

                            EFF, Food Sale Standards

                            IGAE, Health Education

                            IGAF, Physical Education