BP 3550 Student Nutrition Services

KPBSD Policy Manual

BP 3550

Business and Instructional Support Operations

The School Board recognizes that students need adequate, nourishing food in order to grow and learn and to give a good foundation for their future physical well-being.  The Board may provide for a student nutrition program based on regular lunch service and including such other snack and breakfast programs as the needs of the students and the financial capacity of the District permit.  The Board recognizes that the lunch program is an important complement to the nutritional responsibilities of parents/guardians.

The Board believes that:

  1. Foods available on school premises should contribute to the nutritional well-being of students.
  2. Foods available be considered as carefully as other educational support materials.
  3. Foods be prepared in ways which will appeal to students while retaining nutritive quality.
  4. Food should be served in quantities appropriate to the needs of students at their age level and served in as pleasant and relaxed an atmosphere as possible.

The School Board intends that, insofar as possible, student nutrition services shall be self-supporting.  The Board shall review and approve of menu prices.  Program financial reports shall be presented regularly for inspection by the Board.

(cf. 3554 - Other food sales )
(cf. 5040 - Student Nutrition and Physical Fitness)

Legal Reference:

Richard B Russell National School Lunch Act. 42.U.S.C. et seq.
Child Nutrition Act of 1996, 42 U.S.C. 1771 et seq.


Revised: 05/06/19