EF: Food Services Management
The Board operates a food services program in its schools. School Nutrition will include breakfasts and lunches in the schools through participation in the School Breakfast Program and the National School Lunch Program. Students receive breakfast and lunch at no charge through the Community Eligibility Provision.
As required for participation in the School Breakfast Program and the National School Lunch Program, the Board agrees that:
- Breakfast and lunch is available to all students
- All meals meet USDA nutritional standards.
- Management of the School Nutrition Program complies with all Federal, State, and local regulations and relevant terms in any applicable collective bargaining agreements.
All School Nutrition Program funds shall be kept in a designated fund, separate from all other funds of the Board.
Principals coordinate with the School Nutrition staff on meal times, field trip meals, and other areas directly impacting the School Nutrition Program. However, the responsibility for the conduct of students using the cafeteria rests with the principal.
The District provides for at least one employee who has received instruction in methods to prevent choking and has demonstrated an ability to perform the Heimlich maneuver to be present while serving students.
Students with Special Dietary Needs
Parents are responsible for communicating any special dietary needs of their child, including food allergies, to the District. The District provides reasonable accommodations to students with dietary requirements that qualify as disabilities under the law.
The District makes substitutions to regular school meals for students who cannot eat regular school meals due to a qualifying dietary need certified in writing by the student’s physician. The District provides substitute meals in the most integrated setting appropriate to a student’s particular need.
The nature of the student’s qualifying dietary need, the reason this need prevents the student from eating regular school meals (including foods to be omitted from the student’s diet), the specific diet prescription, and the needed substitution must be stated explicitly in the physician’s statement. In compliance with the USDA Child Nutrition Division guidelines, the District provides substitute meals to food-allergic students based upon the physician’s signed statement.
The District develops and implements administrative regulations for the management of food-allergic students. Such regulations include, but are not limited to, schoolwide training programs regarding food allergy education, staff development regarding food allergy identification and management, strategies for the identification of students with life-threatening food allergies, and management skills including avoidance measures, designation of typical symptoms and dosing instructions for medications.
- Adopted: May 16, 2002
- Amended: March 29, 2022
- 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 of 1966; 42 USC 1771 et seq.
- Americans with Disabilities Act; 42 USC 12101 et seq.
- Rehabilitation Act; 29 USC 794
- Ohio Revised Code Section 3313.719
- Ohio Revised Code Section 3313.81
- Ohio Revised Code Section 3313.812
- Ohio Revised Code Section 3313.813
- Ohio Revised Code Section 3313.815
- Ohio Revised Code Section 3313.818
- Ohio Revised Code Section 3314.18
- Ohio Administrative Code 3301-91-01
- Ohio Administrative Code 3301-91-02
- Ohio Administrative Code 3301-91-03
- Ohio Administrative Code 3301-91-04
- Ohio Administrative Code 3301-91-07
- Ohio Administrative Code 3301-91-08
- Ohio Administrative Code 3301-91-09