Policy - EFE
EFFECTIVE DATE: 5/1/19
CANCELS SHEET DATED: 3/2/16
REVIEWED BY POLICY COMMITTEE: 4/3/19
COMPETITIVE FOOD SALES–SALES OF FOODS IN COMPETITION
WITH THE SCHOOL FOOD SERVICE PROGRAM
The RSU #74 School Board supports good nutrition as part of a school environment that contributes to both staff and student health and encourages positive food choices and eating habits. The RSU #74 Board believes that nutrition influences a student’s ability to take full advantage of the school system’s educational program and is, therefore, related to student achievement.
The RSU #74 School Board also recognizes that proceeds from the sale of foods and beverages outside of the School Lunch Program (“competitive foods”) are a significant source of funds for student activities that RSU #74 might not otherwise be able to provide.
The RSU #74 School Board has adopted this policy to govern the sale of foods and beverages on school property.
RESTRICTION ON SALE OF COMPETITIVE FOODS
Foods and beverages sold individually (i.e., foods sold outside of reimbursable school meals, such as through vending machines, cafeteria a la carte lines, fundraisers, school stores, etc.) during the school day (The school day is defined as the midnight before to 30 minutes after the end of the school day.) must meet the standards detailed in the USDA’s Nutrition Standards for All Foods Sold in Schools (Smart Snacks in School) rule. The standards are available at http://www.fns.usda.gov/healthierschoolday/tools-schools-focusing-smart-snacks.
The RSU #74 School Board permits the sale of food and beverages during the school day not meeting the Smart Snacks in School rule to:
1.) School staff
2.) Attendees at school-sponsored events held on school property (& students if 30 minutes after the end of the school day)
3.) The public at community events held on school property in accordance with RSU #74 School Board’s facilities use policy
4.) In State-approved instructional Career and Technical Education (CTE) Programs if consistent with the requirement that these programs not include foods of minimal nutritional value as defined in applicable federal regulations.
FUNDS FROM SALES OF COMPETITIVE FOODS
Funds from all food and beverage sales made at any time on RSU #74 school property shall accrue to the benefit of the RSU #74 school’s non-profit school food service program, except that funds raised through authorized sales outside the total food service program shall accrue to the sponsoring organization or approved school/student organization in accordance with applicable policies, cash-management procedures and administrative directives.
DELEGATION OF RESPONSIBILITY
The RSU #74 Superintendent shall be responsible for enforcement of this policy. An RSU #74 employee who observes conduct he/she believes to be a violation of this policy or is informed of such conduct by a parent, student or community member should contact the building administrator or Superintendent.
Cross References: DFF— Income From School Sales and Services
JJE— Student Fundraising Activities
KF— Community Use of School Facilities