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					OAKLAND UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT Wellness Policy 5030 Nutrition Administrative Regulations These Administrative Regulations will be implemented to reinforce Board Policy 5030 Ensure No OUSD Student Goes Hungry Within existing budgetary constraints, i.e. with no additional outlay of district funds: 1. Streamlining the application process for students in foster care if feasible according to State law. 2. Direct Certification of Homeless Students, Migrant Education Students, and those students currently receiving aid from Alameda County (Food Stamps, Cal Works, Kin GAP, etc.) 3. Annual direct mailing of application to families at beginning of school year. 4. Increasing communication to those families who qualified for free/reduced meals in prior school years but have not applied for current school year. 5. The District shall collaborate with community food and nutrition programs to educate students, their families, and District staff about non-school based meal programs like Food Stamps, Food Banks, WIC (Women, Infants, & Children) Program, community supported agriculture, Farmer’s Markets, Nutrition Education, and Healthcare. 6. The District shall expand Universal Meals Program when financially feasible. The Universal Meals Program provides meals for all students at no charge.

Adopted by BOE 9/26/07

Nutritional Standards: 1. The District shall meet or exceed nutritional standards of SB 12 and SB 965 in a la carte, vending machines, fundraising, celebrations, and student sales effective July 1, 2006. 2. The District shall meet or exceed nutritional standards set by USDA (United States Department of Agriculture) and State meal planning requirements for all reimbursable meals (breakfast, lunch and snack). 3. The District shall maintain its current standards for reimbursable meals over the course of a week as follows: No more than a. Total fat 30% b. Saturated fat 10% 4. The District shall meet the American Heart Association’s (AHA) guidelines for Trans Fats. The AHA recommends that, “The intake of trans fat…should be as low as possible while consuming a nutritionally adequate diet” (AHA website 2/7/06). a. The District shall not add any new products containing man made trans fat b. The District shall eliminate all current products containing man made trans fat by the start of the 2008-2009 school year. 5. The District shall meet or exceed nutritional standards of SB 12 for reimbursable meals as follows: a. Sugar no more than 35% by weight (for elementary schools, this includes all foods with naturally occurring or added sugar; for middle/high schools, only fruits or vegetables with naturally occurring sugars that have not been deep fried are exempt)

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Food & Beverages Served/Sold 1. The District shall prioritize preparing & cooking meals vs. serving pre-prepared meals. 2. The District shall meet or exceed compliance with SB 965 regarding beverage items served/sold to students in a la carte, vending machines, fundraising, and student sales. Only the following beverages shall be allowed: a) 100% fruit juice b) Nonfat and 1% milk (including chocolate milk) c) Organic Soy Milk d) Water 3. In addition to nutritional standards in SB 12 the following foods shall not be served and/or sold at any time on school grounds: a) Candy b) Gum c) Cereals containing more than 6g of sugar and/or 400 mg of sodium per 1oz portion d) Other foods that do not meet nutritional standards of Wellness Policy 4. The District shall provide fresh or dried fruit at every school breakfast and ensure a variety is served every week. 5. The District shall provide at least one serving of fresh or dried fruit or vegetable at every school lunch and ensure a variety is served every week. 6. The District shall make every effort to provide whole grains instead of white flour, white pasta, white rice, or white flour enriched with wheat flour 7. The District shall research and make every effort to utilize vendors that can provide healthy, 100% natural, sustainably grown, and minimally processed food options for foods served/sold. 8. The District shall make every effort that the food served and sold shall be local and organic (as defined by the California Certified Organic Farmers). 9. The District shall make every effort not to serve food made with potentially harmful additives and/or processes such as bovine growth hormone, irradiation, artificial colors, highly processed sugars and genetically modified foods. 10. By the beginning of the 2008-2009 school year, the District shall develop a meal program designed to allow individual schools, using their discretionary funds, to supplement the traditional meal program with foods from local vendors.

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Food & Beverages Served/Sold cont. 11. Salad Bar Program shall be implemented at every site based on financial and facility feasibility. Grants, outside funding, etc. shall be explored to support this program via equipment purchase, facility requirements, and employee cost. The salad bar shall offer a wide variety of produce focusing on fresh with the emphasis and local when possible. Additionally, the following items will be excluded from the salad bar: a. Iceberg lettuce b. Canned fruit in syrup (heavy or light) c. Yogurt with more than_____ grams of sugar (research being done) d. Whole fat cheeses 12. Any food served or sold in school sponsored after school activities shall adhere to the nutritional standards of the Wellness Policy.

Adopted by BOE 9/26/07

Vending Machines 1. The purpose of the district-wide Vending Program include: a) Ensuring that the Wellness Policy is implemented uniformly throughout the District b) Creating economies of scale in order to increase revenues to the District c) Improving process efficiencies d) Improving communication and customer service e) Ensuring that revenues generated from vending sales are properly accounted and applied to student body programs and reinvested in District meal program. 2. The District’s exclusive authority over the vending program means that at the minimum that the District shall: a) Ensure that Vending Program is implemented and conducted in accordance with all Federal, State, and local laws including California Education Code b) Identify vendors through a competitive procurement process with emphasis on local vendors c) Negotiate and enter into only those vending contract that help achieve Wellness Policy objectives and ensure that all vending contracts contain language that permits the District to enforce the Wellness Policy objectives contained in the contract to the maximum extent permitted by law d) Enter into only those vending contract that maximize revenues to the District, provide for accurate and timely revenue reports, permit District auditing rights, permit contract renegotiations in the event that the Wellness Policy or California law is amended during the term of the contract, and have a duration of the greater than three to five years e) Consult on a regular basis with school site administrators to ensure open and continuous communication about the Vending Program f) Establish the maximum number of machines to be allowed per site; g) Pre-identify all the vending machine locations h) Based on student input, select all products to be vended. Students will be educated about product nutrition content and will taste test each item. i) Ensure that students who attend Child Development Centers or elementary schools do not have access to vending machines j) Establish the hours that vending machines can be operated k) Establish and maintain a system of financial accountability that safeguards public funds, applies all Vending Programs revenues towards student body programs or District meal programs, and, to the greatest extent possible, shares revenues across District lines. Students and site administrators will have input on distribution of these funds. 3. This program shall adhere to nutritional standards of the Wellness Policy for all machines.

Adopted by BOE 9/26/07

Vending Cont. 4. Nothing in the Vending Program shall be construed to require a school site principal or administrator to place vending machines on their school site and the decision whether to install vending machines shall be retained solely be each individual principal or school site administrator. Community & Customer Collaboration 1. The District shall build farm to school relationships in an effort to reduce produce food cost. 2. The District will contact local vendors about entering into agreements with Nutrition Services to provide food for meal programs. 3. The District shall enter into agreements with community organizations to donate left over food from District meal services. This service will also be advertised and the District will conduct outreach to identify partners. 4. The District shall build relationships with farmer’s markets in an effort to increase student consumption of fresh fruits & vegetables at home. 5. The District shall establish student Nutrition Advisory Councils (NAC) to increase communication & ensure feedback between departments and students. The All City Council (ACC) will help to organize this program 6. The District shall establish Secret Shopper programs at each school site. Through this program, students will be able to rate their experience as customers of the meal program. Nutrition Services will use this information to change site program as needed to improve experience. 7. Comment cards will be provided to each site and made available on the District webpage. These will allow students, principals, parents, teachers, etc. the opportunity to communicate questions, comments, & concerns about meal program. Nutrition Services will use this information to change site program as needed to improve experience. Environmental Impact: 1. The District will pilot a “Go-Green” campaign to reduce the Districts total landfill
contribution. The program will eliminate the use of paper plates and serving trays going back to traditional service trays.

2. Based on financial feasibility the program will be expanded.

Adopted by BOE 9/26/07

Fundraising Efforts: 1. All foods and beverages sold or served as part of a District or school fundraising effort shall meet the nutrition guidelines of the Wellness Policy and CalCode (health and safety law) standards. 2. Fundraisers that promote good health habits shall be encouraged. 3. Food sold as part of the fundraiser during the school day must differ from the meals offered by the District reimbursable and a la carte meal programs. 4. Fundraisers shall not impair student participation in the district's food service program. 5. Fundraisers involving food shall occur on no more than four school days per year in each school, and each organization selling food shall sell no more than one (elementary schools) or three (middle / high schools) types of food or beverage per sale. Rewards 1. Using candy and snacks of minimal nutritional value as rewards to students is prohibited. Celebrations 1. It is suggested that celebrations including food be limited to once a month per classroom and occur after lunch. School Gardens: 1. The School Garden shall also allow for ceremonies and celebrations that observe food traditions, integrated with nutrition education and core curriculum, and articulated with State standards. Meal Service Time & Facilities 1. Each student shall receive at least 20 minutes to consume their meal. 2. Elementary schools shall be encouraged to schedule their day to include lunch service after mid-day recess.

Adopted by BOE 9/26/07

Advertising Guidelines 1. The District shall maintain exclusive authority and control over all advertising on District property regardless of the point of view expressed in the advertising or the medium used to disseminate the advertising. 2. The District shall at minimum: a). Only permit third parties to advertise products that meet the standards set forth in the Wellness Policy or those that are included in the list of items that can be served or sold on campus or on school grounds. b) Only enter into or renew a contract in which the District grants advertising right if such contract has been developed in compliance with Education Code 3. The District shall include language that: a) Prevents the vendor from challenging any portion of the contract, including the advertising restrictions b) Creates a deterrent for the vendor to fund or otherwise encourage a third party to challenge any portion of the contract, including the advertising restriction; and c) Motivates the vendor to comply with the contract by defining the vendor’s failure to comply with advertising restrictions as a material breach of the contract and thus subject to liquidated damages.

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