John Glenn School Corporation
Administrative Guidelines
 

8500 - FOOD SERVICES

The following guidelines are established to implement Board of Education policy on the use and sale of food or beverage items at school or on school grounds during the school day. Any competitive food items and beverages that are available for sale to students à la carte in the dining area between midnight and thirty (30) minutes following the end of the last lunch period shall comply with the current USDA Nutrition Standards for the National School Lunch and School Breakfast Programs and the USDA Smart Snacks in Schools regulations. The Superintendent shall ensure that the School Corporation meets the following standards.

The following guidelines do not apply to a food or beverage item that is:

 A.part of the school lunch or school breakfast program;

 B.sold in an area that is not accessible to students;

 C.sold after normal school hours; or

 D.sold or distributed as a part of a fundraiser conducted by the students, teachers, school groups, or parent groups, if the food or beverage is not intended for student consumption during the school day.

The following guidelines do apply to:

 A.a food or beverage item that is sold in the a la carte line of a school cafeteria and is not part of the Federal school lunch program or Federal school breakfast program; and

 B.any other food or beverage item sold to students, including vending machine items, unless excluded above:

Guidelines

 

A.

Any food sold in schools must:

     
 

1.

be a "whole grain-rich" grain product; or

     
 

2.

have the first ingredient a fruit, a vegetable, a dairy product, or a protein product; or

     
 

3.

be a combination food that contains at least one-fourth (1/4) cup of fruit and/or vegetable.

     
 

B.

"Entrée items" are defined as items that are either a:

     
 

1.

combination of meat or meat alternative and whole grain rich food; or

     
 

2.

combination of vegetable or fruit and meat or meat alternate; or

     
 

3.

meat or meat alternate alone with the exception of yogurt, low-fat or reduced fat cheese, nuts, seeds and nut or seed butters, and meat snacks (such as dried beef jerky); or

     
 

4.

a grain only, whole-grain rich entrée that is served as the main dish of the School Breakfast Program reimbursable meal.

   
 

Entrée items (except entrée items that were offered on the National School Lunch Program (NSLP) or School Breakfast Program (SBP) menu on the day of and the day after they are offered on the NSLP or SBP menu) must meet the following criteria:

   
 

1.

contain 350 calories or less

     
 

2.

contain 480 milligrams or less of sodium

     
 

3.

contain a total fat content that comprises thirty-five percent (35%) or less of the total calories

     
 

4.

contain a saturated fat content that comprises less than ten percent (10%) of the total calories

     
 

5.

contain no trans fat, and

     
 

6.

contain a total weight from sugar of thirty-five percent (35%) or less of the total food

     
   

Food not meeting the definition of entrée (including all snacks and à la carte items) must meet the following criteria:

     
 

1.

contain 200 calories or less

     
 

2.

contain 200 milligrams or less of sodium

     
 

3.

contain a total fat content that comprises thirty-five percent (35%) or less of the total calories

     
 

4.

contain a saturated fat content that comprises less than ten percent (10%) of the total calories

     
 

5.

contain no trans fat, and

     
 

6.

contain a total weight from sugar of thirty-five percent (35%) or less of the total food

     
   

The following items are exempt from all nutrition standards:

     
 

1.

fresh fruits and vegetables with no added ingredients

     
 

2.

canned fruits packed in 100% juice or light syrup, with no added ingredients except water, and

     
 

3.

canned vegetables (no salt added/low sugar) with no added fats

     
   

The following items are exempt from the total fat and saturated fats standards:

     
 

1.

reduced fat cheese (including part-skim mozzarella)

     
 

2.

nuts, seeds and nut/seed butters

     
 

3.

apples with reduced-fat cheese

     
 

4.

celery with peanut butter (and unsweetened raisins), and

     
 

5.

whole eggs with no added fat

     
   

The following items are exempt from the total fat standard:

     
   

seafood with no added fat (e.g., canned tuna packed in water)

     
   

The following items are exempt from the sugar standard:

     
 

1.

dried fruits with no added sugars, and

     
 

2.

dried cranberries, tart cherries, or blueberries, sweetened only for processing and/or palatability

     
   

The following items are exempt from the total fat, saturated fat, and sugar standards but must meet all other nutrition standards:

     
   

trail mix of only dried fruits and nuts and/or seeds, with no added sugars or fats

     
 

C.

Allowable beverages sold in school are limited to:

     
 

1.

Elementary Schools:

     
 

a.

water (no flavors), with or without carbonation: unlimited container size

     
 

b.

milk (low-fat unflavored or fat-free flavored or unflavored): up to eight (8)-ounce container size

     
 

c.

100% fruit or vegetable juice with or without carbonation: up to eight (8)-ounce container sixe

     
 

d.

100% fruit or vegetable juice diluted with water, with or without carbonation and with no added sweeteners: up to eight (8)-ounce container size

     
 

2.

Middle Schools:

     
 

a.

water (no flavors), with or without carbonation: unlimited container size

     
 

b.

milk (low-fat unflavored or fat-free flavored or unflavored): up to twelve (12)-ounce container size

     
 

c.

100% fruit or vegetable juice with or without carbonation: up to twelve (12)-ounce container size

     
 

d.

100% fruit or vegetable juice diluted with water, with or without carbonation and with no added sweeteners: up to twelve (12)-ounce container size

     
 

3.

High Schools:

     
 

a.

water (no flavors), with or without carbonation: unlimited container size

     
 

b.

milk (low-fat unflavored or fat-free flavored or unflavored): up to twelve (12)-ounce container size

     
 

c.

100% fruit or vegetable juice with or without carbonation: up to twelve (12)-ounce container size

     
 

d.

100% fruit or vegetable juice diluted with water, with or without carbonation and with no added sweeteners: up to twelve (12)-ounce container size

     
 

e.

low-calorie beverages (maximum of five (5) calories per fluid ounce), with or without caffeine and/or carbonation: up to twelve (12)-ounce container size;

     
 

f.

no-calorie beverages (less than five (5) calories per eight (8)-fluid ounces and a maximum of ten (10) calories per twenty (20)-fluid ounces, with or without caffeine and/or carbonation, and calorie-free, flavored water: up to twenty (20)-ounce container size

     
   

Schools with a blend of grade groups (e.g., K-8) must follow the stricter rule for the entire grade group.

Approved 11/21/06
Revised 9/11/17
Revised 9/26/17

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