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707.1 School Meal Program Objectives

Code No. 707.1




The District will operate a school breakfast and lunch program in each attendance center.  The program shall include meals, milk, and supplementary foods which may be purchased.

The objectives of the school meal program are to provide nutritional, balanced meals to students and staff of the District on a nonprofit basis at a reasonable cost to enhance the learning and performance of the students and staff.  The meal program may assist in teaching good nutrition habits.  The District's meal program shall be operated in accordance with federal and state laws, rules and regulations to qualify it for financial assistance.  The Superintendent or designee is responsible for ensuring compliance with federal suspension and disbarment requirements.

The school meal program shall be operated under the direction of the Superintendent and the Manager of Food Services.

It is the goal of the Board of Directors that the school meal program be financially self-supporting.  General fund and schoolhouse fund monies may be used to subsidize the operations of the school meal program upon approval of the Board of Directors.  The Board will set prices for school meals and milk programs.
















Date of Review:  April 9, 2018


Date of Revision:

September 17, 2018               



Legal References:


National School Lunch and Child Nutrition Acts, 42

U.S.C. § 1751, et.seq. 7 CFR Parts 210-245; Health, Hunger-Free Kids Act, Public Law 111-296; Chapter 283A, 298A.11, Code of Iowa; 281 I.A.C. Chapter 58