CHILD NUTRITION

A PLAN TO PROVIDE STUDENTS ENROLLED IN THE SFA WITH ACCESS TO MEALS EACH SCHOOL DAY (ON-SITE AND REMOTE)

Remote students would be served by their home districts. On-site students will be served using the following guidelines:

In order to address all applicable health and safety guidelines, each cafeteria staff member will abide by the Department of Health (DOH) recommendations for personal protective equipment (PPE). Additionally, staff members will assure the cleanliness of the food preparation areas as well as frequent handwashing. All prep tables/workspaces are spread out enough to maintain a six (6) foot distance while preparing food.All deliveries will be dropped near the back door and drivers will be required to wear a mask to enter. All work surfaces will continue to be wiped down with sanitizing/disinfecting solutions approved by DOH.

The school nurse provides a list of students with allergies to the cafeteria staff. All food for those students will be prepared and packaged in the kitchen and clearly marked with the student’s name prior to being released to the classroom for consumption.

Classroom teachers will be responsible for educating students on proper hand hygiene before and after eating. Classroom teachers will also instruct and discourage students from sharing meals and beverages.

All serving areas and tables will be wiped down with sanitizing/disinfecting solutions approved by the DOH between each group served.

A PLAN TO ENSURE COMPLIANCE WITH CHILD NUTRITION PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS

Families are sent letters at the beginning of the school years informing them of our meal program. The letter is available in alternate languages to accommodate families that need it. The families will be informed that our meals will be offered free of charge again this year. We also are encouraging families to complete a school lunch application so that we are able to continue to provide free meals going forward.

Meals will be consumed in the classroom. Staff will either pick up or have meals delivered to the classroom each day. The classroom will already be set up to ensure social distancing for classroom instruction. The same rules will apply for their lunch consumption.

Production records will be continued as in the past. Roster will be recorded on paper during delivery then transferred to the NutriKids Point Of Sale system.

All social distancing, protective equipment requirements, and cleaning requirements will be performed following recommendations as outlined in the following document.

https://www.governor.ny.gov/sites/governor.ny.gov/files/atoms/files/Indoor_and_Outdoor_Food_Services_Detailed_Guidelines.pdf