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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE RULES

Foods determined to be of minimal nutritional value, as defined by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, shall not be sold in the food service areas during the breakfast, lunch, or supper periods. 7 CFR 210.30

MINIMUM STANDARDS FOR SCHOOL NUTRITION

TSBVI must ensure that all newly hired school nutrition program directors meet minimum hiring standards and ensure that all new and existing directors have completed the minimum annual training/education requirements for school nutrition program directors, as set forth in the Code of Federal Regulations.  7C.F.R. 210.30

TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE SCHOOL NUTRITION  POLICIES

TSBVI must comply with applicable rules adopted by the Texas Department of Agriculture (TDA), which administers federal and state nutrition programs including the National School Lunch Program (NSLP under 42.US.SC. Section 1751 et seq.; and the School Breakfast Program (SBP) under 42 U.S.C. Section 1773, Agriculture Code 12.0025

Definitions 

“School day” means the midnight before, to 30 minutes after, the end of the official school day. 

“School campus” means all areas of the property under the jurisdiction of the School that are accessible to students during the school day. 

.4 TAC 26.1 

ACCOUNTING FOR MEALS

TSBVI uses student cards or accounts to keep track of meals served for accounting purposes only.  All student meals are served without charge.

Exempt Fundraisers 

Schools that participate in the NSLP or SBP may sell food and beverages that do not meet nutritional standards outlines in 7 C.F.R. Parts 210 and 220 as part of a fundraiser, during the school day, for up to six days per school year on each school campus, provided that no specially exempted fundraiser foods or beverages may be sold in competition with school meals in the food service area during the meal service.  .4 TAC 26.2

Adopted:          3/7/80
Amended:        5/8/81, 9/21/84, 11/19/93, 5/23/97, 6/4/08, 4/6/18
Reviewed:        1/24/02