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8.40 General Food Service Requirements

8.40 General Food Service Requirements

Chapter 8.00: Auxiliary Services

8.40*

GENERAL FOOD SERVICE REQUIREMENTS

POLICY

I. The school food service program shall operate according to requirements set forth in Florida Statutes and Florida Department of Agriculture, Food, Nutrition and Wellness Division rules. The school food service program shall include the federally reimbursed lunch program, a la carte food, beverage offerings, and sale of food and beverage items, as well as, the federally reimbursed Breakfast Program and After School Snack Program.

II. The school food service program shall be an integral part of the District’s educational program offering nutritional and educational opportunities to students.

III. Foods and beverages available in schools shall be only those which meet the nutritional requirements of students and contribute to the development of desirable health habits as permitted in Florida Department of Agriculture, Food, Nutrition and Wellness Division rules and approved by the Superintendent.

IV The school food service program shall meet the standards for Food Service and Sanitation and Safety as provided by the Florida State Board of Health and Florida Department of Agriculture.

VI. The school food services program shall be the sole provider of food and beverage items until thirty (30) minutes after the end of the last lunch period. Other school organizations may begin to sell food and beverage items at this time that meet the nutritional standards as set forth by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) or qualify for a special exemption. A special exemption from the standards for competitive foods for the purpose of conducting infrequent school-sponsored fundraisers may be given not to exceed the following maximum number of school days per campus per year: elementary schools- 5 days; middle schools – 10 days; senior high schools – 15 days; and combination schools –

10 days.

STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 1001.41, 1001.42, F.S.

LAWS IMPLEMENTED: 1001.43, 1006.06, 1006.0605, F.S.

STATE DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE AND CONSUMER SERVICES RULES:

5P-1.001, 5P-1.002, 5P-1.003, 5P-1.005

HISTORY: Adopted: 07/14/1998

Revision Date(s): 01/09/2001, 10/09/2007, 10/14/2014,

07/11/2017

Formerly: F-21

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