06. School Nutrition Update

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Strategic Priority
Reason for Consideration
Graduates Prepared for Work, Higher Education and Citizenship
Excellent Educators
   Healthy, Safe and Responsible Students
Operations and Support
Director Carolyn Barton will give an update on the School Nutrition program for the 2021-2022 school year.  Highlights include:
  • Breakfast and lunch will be free for all students this year.  Most systems across the nation are taking this option which is allowable under USDA program waivers.
  • Adult lunch will go to an a la carte pricing structure of $2.50 per entree and $1.00 per side item or $4.50 per meal.  Meal pricing is mandated to be greater than our cost to produce a student meal.
  • We are applying for a USDA Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program grant for 2021-2022.  If approved, our elementary schools will receive fresh fruit and vegetables at least two days a week.
  • We were awarded a Pisgah Health Foundation Grant in the amount of $10,000 to offer plant-based entrees at lunch in order to increase student interest in plant-based meal options.
A motion is in order to approve the new pricing structure for adult meals effective with the 2021-2022 school year.
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