West Central School Board Discusses New Nutrition Policy

West Central School Superintendent Charles Mellon
West Central School Superintendent Charles Mellon
The Healthy Hungry Free Kids Act won’t take effect until the 2014-2015 school year, but the West Central School Board discussed the policy at their meeting last week.

Superintendent Charles Mellon said the policy controls the nutrition value of the food and beverages that are sold to students at school.

“They’ve kind of extended that to include any type of fundraiser materials,” explained Mellon. “Many times we get organizations and so on that get an item that is usually sold like candy or it could be butterbraids, that type of thing, now we have to go through and look at the nutrition value of those items that are being sold as fundraisers. We’ll need to control that as well – as long as they’re being sold at school.”

Those participating in fundraisers can still go door-to-door without issues.