Agenda Item
Meeting Date: 10/20/2020 - 5:30 PM
Category: ITEMS OF BUSINESS
Type: Info
Subject: 13. Report with Possible Action on the School Nutrition Program
Strategic Plan Compatibility Statement:
Goal 1
Academic Achievement
Goal 3
Effective and Efficient Operations
Policy: Admin Policy 4.05 - School Nutrition Management
Attachments: School Nutrition Program Presentation
File Attachment:
School Nutrition Program Presentation.pdf
Background: On December 21, 2017, the Board adopted Resolution 1718R-004 regarding the MPS School Nutrition Program and directed that updates on the implementation of the resolution be shared with the Board. In addition, on October 31, 2019, the Board adopted Resolution 1920R-002, also regarding the MPS School Nutrition Program, and directed that annual updates on breakfast participation be brought to the Board.

Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, School Nutrition Services remained focused on serving students with healthy, nutritious meals through the district's Stop, Grab & Go distribution sites. The district has increased the number of distribution site locations from 25 in Spring 2020, to 50 starting with the 2020-21 school year. We have also expanded the meal distribution time since the beginning of the 2020-21 school year to allow greater flexibility for families. In addition, we are continuing to explore options to extend the meal distribution times.

School Nutrition Services (SNS) has served more than 1.6 million meals since March 15, 2020. Additionally, we have helped various organizations with distributing a variety of donations to include food boxes, masks, and hygiene items.

School Nutrition Services proudly participates in the USDA’s Fresh Fruit & Vegetable Program (FFVP). MPS students and children under 18 can participate in this program. During October 2020, different cultures are being celebrated through the Fresh Fruit & Vegetable Program. Produce bags with nutritional facts and recipes are being distributed to families.
Fiscal Impact Statement: N/A
Implementation and Assessment Plan
Recommendation:
Approvals:
Recommended By:
Signed By:
Mohammed Abdullah - Manager II
Signed By:
Martha Kreitzman - Chief Financial Officer
Signed By:
Keith Posley, Ed.D. - Superintendent