GOALS OF SCHOOL NUTRITION SERVICES Policy Code: 6200
The board recognizes that it is important for students to receive proper nutrition so that they are ready and able to take advantage of educational opportunities.
The goals of the school nutrition services program are as follows:
- operating the school nutrition program efficiently so that earnings may be used to reduce the cost of food, serve better food, or provide free or reduced price meals to eligible students;
- enhancing students’ ability to learn by offering a variety of safe, nutritious, and appealing food and beverage options for student meals at school;
- minimizing obesity and encouraging lifelong healthy eating habits consistent with the health education curriculum; and
- providing courteous service to students, employees, and authorized visitors.
Legal References: 7 C.F.R. Part 210; G.S. 115C-47(22), -263, -264; State Board of Education policy HRS-E-000
Adopted: January 12, 2015