1 Los Angeles Unified School District Food Services Division 16 - 2015 FAQ Frequently Asked Questions s t I What is Save ? or Later F t is a program being implemented by the LAUSD Food Services Save F I or Later main elements of the program: 2 reduce food waste at schools. There are to Division to reduce anage production quantity m effectively ervice staff to S Food 1. leftovers . save non to haring tables set up on school campus a - 2. students ing llow S perishable food items for consumption at a later time beyond br eakfast and lunch service times . Who regulates the Save It For Later program and where can I find more information on the regulations? The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) and California Department of Education (CDE) are the regulatory agencies for the program. Per U S DA that it is not always possible for Memoranda SP 41 - , the agency “ recognizes 2014 students to finish all components of their meal within the mea l service period . herefore to the USDA allows food items outside the foodservice , students T take certain - 05 - 2015 area to consume later in the school day . ” CDE Management Bulletin CNP - replaces MB USDA - SFSP supports this policy and its issuance 03 - 2012: Traveling Apple Policy. ater? Why are we encouraging Save It For L LAUSD supports Federal and State initiatives and regulations. The program benefits student ng encouragi , reducing food waste students and the school communities by consumption/access to healthy foods school support g food surplus to ; and utilizin communities through the Food Donation program. How is this beneficial to the students? thy Hunger Free Kids) l conforms to the requirements of the HHFK (Hea The program ct of 2010 which encourages the consumption of more fresh fruits and vegetables. A time available for students to consume their meals, and the D ue to the limited , increased amount of fruits and vegetables required in reimbursable meals students od items to eat at a lat to save some fo opportunity have the now er time when they are hungry.
2 PAGE 2 SAVE IT FOR LATER FAQS What are sharing tables? In order to allow students to take food for consumption at a later time, CDE permits sharing tables. A sharing table is a defined space set up in the service area the use of where students can leave food which they do not wish to eat after they have picked up a reimbursable meal as required under the National School Lunch and Breakfast Program student who would like to take a food item from the sharing table to . Any s eat may do so. If they wish to save some of the food for consumption at a later time, they may choose a food item listed on the . chart below for later consumption? What food items are children allowed to take /save The USDA allows students to save food items for consumption outside of a meal not require cooling or heating. Based on service area es , as long as the f do ood item be saved: the following items may current menus, Café LA’s akfast Bre Lunch All dry fruit Whole fruit Applesauce cup Whole fruit Café LA Coffee Cake Bagged baby carrots Cold Cereal Breadsticks Dinner roll Granola Tortilla chips Children are allowed to take non perishable fruit, vegetable, or grain food items - from their meal, or from the sharing table. They may then eat them later outside the service time and area. perishable food items home to eat? - Are students allowed to take non policy is intended to address practical Per USDA Memoranda SP 41 - 2014 , t h e constraints that may prevent students from consuming their entire meal in the foodservice area . However , this flexibility does not imply that school meals may be given to children to take home. CDE continues to encourage schools to allow students a reasonable amount of time . to consume their meal during the meal service period LAUSD Board of Education supports this position by adoption of the ”Improving Food and December 2012 every Resolu ” Nutrition Policy tion requiring that all school bell schedules allow student at least 2 0 minutes to eat a school meal. This institution is an equal opportunity provider.
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