Policies and Procedures Handbook


Last Updated: 8/1/98
Garrett County Public Schools
40 South Second Street
Oakland, MD 21550
(301)334-8900

FOOD AND NUTRITION SERVICES ADVISORY COMMITTEE

Board Policy

     The Public Schools, as a result of a comprehensive study of the centralized food service program in Garrett County, creates an advisory committee (standing committee) in order to report their advice to the school board on a quarterly basis or as needed.

     The composition of the committee is to include: three parents (one each representing the elementary, middle, and high school levels), one registered dietitian, three persons to be appointed by the Public Schools from the staff working at the central office or school site level, one school board member, and the Assistant in Food and Nutrition Services (ex-officio). Suggestions for new members will be requested from the Board as well as the community and GCEA. The chairman of the committee will be elected in September on an annual basis.

     The function of this committee will be to advise both the Food and Nutrition Services Department and the Public Schools accordingly:

1. To assist in implementing the goals of the "Changing the Course" program in all Garrett County schools,

2. To assist in suggesting how to most objectively measure progress toward meeting these goals,

3. To ensure that food purchases are consistent with these goals,

4. In order to monitor the above goals, committee members are encouraged to observe both the breakfast and lunch programs,

5. As part of the on-going effort to meet these objectives and goals the dietitian should be involved in both menu planning and educational inservice for the staff, and

6. To serve both as a listener to complaints and issues as well as an effective public relations vehicle for the centralized Food and Nutrition Services program in Garrett County.

7. To have a member present when planning student menus.

     The Public Schools reserves the right to disband such committee should it deem this to be appropriate.


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Public Schools 173.37 JJR
Adopted 9/14/89
Revised 5/10/90, 8/8/95, 9/10/96