The HSFC provides operations, management and consulting services to single and multi-site charter and private school food programs. We assist schools in becoming their own School Food Authority and relieve school operators of the administrative and regulatory burdens that are a part of a school food service program so that schools can focus on what they do best.
The concept of "food fidelity" within the Healthy School Food Collaborative is ensuring school meal standards and SFA standards are being met by both school partners and food service companies. All school meal standards are included in our SFA food service management contracts. We believe commitment to nutritional standards, nutritional education and increased access to fresh and healthy food in schools will, over time, impact consumption of school meals as well as decrease childhood obesity.
In an effort to measure the impact of our SFA on student meal consumption and monitor the fidelity relating to school meals among our school partners and food service management companies, we have partnered with the Louisiana Public Health Institute to perform a plate waste and student meal consumption study of schools in our SFA. We are comparing student consumption data in our schools to that of participating non SFA schools. As we continue our studies, we look to implement health interventions and evaluate the success of each intervention.
A partnership with the Healthy School Food Collaborative will ensure that your school food program is well managed and in compliance while providing nutritious meals your students will want to eat!
The Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) provides an alternative approach for offering school meals to local educational agencies (LEAs) and schools in low income areas, instead of collecting individual applications for free and reduced price meals.
The CEP allows schools that predominantly serve low-income children to offer free, nutritious school meals to all students through the National School Lunch and School Breakfast Programs. The CEP uses information from other programs, including the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) and the Temporary Assistance Program for Needy Families (TANF) instead of traditional paper applications. (USDA FNS, July 2014)
For more information on CEP and options for your school, please Contact Us.