Code No.: 701.1
NUTRITIONAL SERVICES PROGRAM
Policy: The school district will operate a school lunch and breakfast program in each attendance center.
The school food program services will include hot lunches through participation in the National School
Lunch Program and supplementary foods for students during the school day. Students may bring their
lunches from home and purchase milk or juice and other incidental items.
The purpose of the Nutritional Services Program shall be to provide nutritional, balanced meals to the
students of the District on a non-profit basis and to utilize the program as an instrument for the teaching
of nutrition education.
School Nutritional Services shall meet all state and federal requirements for participation in state and
School food service facilities are provided to serve students and employees when school is in session
and during school-related activities. They may also be used under the supervision of the nutritional
department for food service to employee groups, parent-teacher meetings, civic organizations meeting
for the purpose of better understanding the schools, and senior citizens in accordance with board policy.
When facilities are used by outside groups or agencies, an adequate fee may be charged as set by the
The school food program is operated on a nonprofit basis. The revenues of the school food program
will be used only for paying the regular operating costs of the school food program. Supplies of the
school food program will only be used for the school food program.
The board will set, and periodically review, the prices for school lunches, breakfast and special milk
programs. It is the responsibility of the superintendent to make a recommendation regarding the prices
of school lunch, breakfast and milk.
Employees, except for Nutritional Services personnel, shall purchase adult-price meals.
Nutritional Services receipts shall be used only to pay for regular Food Service operating costs.
It is the responsibility of Director to administer the program and to cooperate with the superintendent
and head cook for the proper functioning of the school food program.
Legal Reference: 42 U.S.C. §§ 1751 et seq. (2010).
7 C.F.R. Pt. 210 et seq. (2010).
Iowa Code ch. 283A (2013).
281 I.A.C. 58.
Healthy Hunger Free Act (2010)
Smart Snacks in Schools (2014)
Nutrition Services Program
Code No.: 701.1