Nutritional Standards for the National School Lunch and Breakfast Programs
The Rochester City School District (RCSD) participates in the USDA Child Nutrition Programs (CNP). The National School Lunch and Breakfast Programs are part of the CNP. RCSD must provide nutritionally balanced meals that meet or exceed the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) standards to participate in the programs. For more information, please review the National School Lunch and Breakfast Programs guidelines.
Rochester City School District Board of Education Wellness Policy
School Districts that participate in the USDA Child Nutrition Program are required by law to establish a local wellness policy. The purpose of this policy is to set goals for nutrition education, physical activity, and guidelines for food and beverages that are available on school campuses during the school day. The RCSD Food Services Department’s goal is to provide transparency to the public on the school nutrition environment. For more information, please review the Nutrition Regulation of the Board of Education’s Wellness Policy 5405. You can read the full Wellness Policy here.
The results of a recent assessment of the Wellness Policy, conducted by Healthi Kids, can be viewed here.
With our students’ best interest in mind, the RCSD Food Services Department chooses not to serve products containing tree nuts, peanuts, pork, high fructose corn syrup, MSG, artificial colors, or flavors.