4:120 Food Services

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 6:050, School Wellness.

Food or beverage items sold to students as part of a reimbursable meal under federal law must follow the nutrition standards specified in the U.S. Department of Agriculture rules tht implement the National School Lunch and Child Nutrition Actws.  Schools being reimbursed for meals under these laws are participating schools.

The food service program in participating schools shall comply with the nutrition standards specified in the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Smart Snacks rules when it offers competitive foods to students on the school campus during the school day.  Competitive foods are all food and beverages that are offered by any person, organization or entity for sale to students on the school campus during the school day that are not reimbursed under programs authorized by federal law.  The food service programs in 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 Act.   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.

Cross Reference: 

4:130 Free and Reduced-Price Food Services

6:050 School Wellness

Legal Reference(s): 

B. Russell 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, Nutrition Standards in the National School Lunch and School Breakfast Programs.

105 ILCS 125/.

23 Ill.Admin.Code Part 305, School Food Service.

Date Adopted:   January 27, 2009

Date Amended:  December 16, 2014