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Supporting Academic Excellence. “In the long view, no nation is healthier than its children, or more prosperous than its farmers.” - President Harry S.

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1 Supporting Academic Excellence

2 “In the long view, no nation is healthier than its children, or more prosperous than its farmers.” - President Harry S. Truman June 4, 1946

3 Richard B. Russell National School Lunch Act of 1946

4  safeguard the health and well- being of the Nation’s children  and to encourage the domestic consumption of nutritious agricultural commodities and other foods…”

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8  United States Department of Agriculture Food and Nutrition Services  State Department of Education School Nutrition Division  Forsyth County Board of Education Food and Nutrition Services

9  Self-Supporting program – non profit status All program costs are paid from revenues received through sale of meals, federal reimbursement and salary supplement from State for certified managers. No local BOE funds used in program $2.69 per meal – must cover all program expenses

10  Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of Signed into law on December 13, Sweeping changes to Child Nutrition programs  The legislation includes: - recommendations from IOM report -directs the Secretary of Agriculture to propose updated regulations for nutrition standards based on the report.

11  Milk  - 1% plain and fat free plain or flavored  Meeting saturated fat standards  Offer a wide variety of fruits and vegetables  Meeting zero trans fats added standards  Half of all grain offerings were whole grain rich

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13 Changes to lunch and breakfast meal pattern : -All grains offered must be whole grain rich -Lower sodium limits -Calorie limits – daily versus weekly -Students must take fruit or vegetable serving -Daily & weekly requirements for meats & grains -Comply with Smart Snack rules

14 Lunch participation–42% Breakfast participation–14% F&R percentages – 17% Free – 6060 students % Reduced – 1148 students %

15  USDA Best Practice Award Farm to School  2014 – Georgia Best Practice Award Farm to School  2014 – Golden Radish Award – Bronze Level (Georgia Organics) Farm to School  2012 – USDA Meal Certification Compliance with New Meal Pattern Requirements  2012 – USDA Best Practice Award Promoting a Healthy School Environment  2011 – Georgia Best Practice Award Promoting a Healthy School Environment  Georgia Best Practice Award Increasing Participation in School Lunch  2007 – USDA Best Practice Award Increasing Participation in School Lunch  2006 – Georgia Best Practice Award Increasing Fruit and Vegetable Consumption

16  Farm to School/School Gardens - Sharon - Cumming - Chestatee - Coal Mountain - NFHS

17  Menu development (manager committee)  Smoothies at Shiloh Point – expanding  Mobile Breakfast Cart at Lambert  Salad Bar at Riverwatch  Use of Ipad to speed up lines  Card scanning at Sawnee K-2

18  Purpose – to make the school environment healthier  All foods and beverage sold on campus to students during the school day must meet the nutritional standards.

19 - The school day is defined as midnight before, to 30 minutes after the end of the official school day. - School campus is defined as “all areas of the property under the jurisdiction of the school that are accessible to students during the school day”. - Sold is defined as any charge or contribution (i.e. exchange of currency/tokens/tickets) for food products.

20  The standards do not apply during non- school hours, on weekends and at off- campus fundraising events. - Drama, choral, band, sporting events - Sold door to door - donut sales at intersections

21  The standards do not apply to fundraisers in which the food or beverage is clearly not for consumption on the school campus during the school day. - cookie dough, pizzas, cheese cakes - food items handed out when students are headed home.

22  Foods sold exclusively to adults (Chik-fil-a in the car line)  Foods given to students at no charge (teacher treats)  Foods brought from home for student consumption (lunch or class treats)  Keep wellness plan in mind

23 Two types of fundraisers: 1. Non-exempt from standards (healthy) 2. Exempt from standards (not so healthy)

24  All foods and beverages that meet the nutrition standards may be sold as fundraisers at anytime and anywhere on the school campus.

25  Time and place restrictions apply  Exempted fundraiser may not operate 30 minutes before, during or after meal service is completed anywhere on the school campus.

26  The SBOE has set the number of exempted fundraisers as no more than thirty (30) per school per school year.  The number applies to all organizations, programs or entities selling foods to students on the school campus during the school day.

27  Each exempted fundraisers may operate no more than three (3) days. This means during the course of the year exempted fundraisers could operate no more than 90 days.  This includes all exempted fundraising activities, including sale of and delivery of items.

28  Business-Operations/School- Nutrition/Pages/Smart-Snacks-in- Schools.aspx Business-Operations/School- Nutrition/Pages/Smart-Snacks-in- Schools.aspx  tools-schools-focusing-smart-snacks tools-schools-focusing-smart-snacks


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