Child Nutrition

Each school and/or district reopening plan must provide all students enrolled in the SFA with access to school meals each school day. This must include students in attendance at school and students learning remotely. 

The district plans on providing all students enrolled in the SFA with access to school meals each day school is in session regardless of whether the students are physically at school buildings or receiving instruction remotely. For students who are in a remote learning location, the district’s transportation department will deliver meals.

Fayetteville-Manlius CSD’s plan for child nutrition includes:

  • Students in attendance at school and  students learning remotely;
  • All applicable health and safety guidelines;
  • Measures to protect students with food allergies if the district is providing meals in spaces outside school cafeterias;
  • Protocols and procedures for how students will perform hand hygiene before and after eating, how appropriate hand hygiene will be promoted, and how sharing of food and beverages will be discouraged;
  • Protocols and procedures that require cleaning and disinfection prior to the next group of students arriving for meals, if served in the same common area;
  • Compliance with Child Nutrition Program requirements; and
  • Protocols for communication with families through multiple means in the languages spoken by families.

Each school and/or district reopening plan must address all applicable health and safety guidelines. 

The district’s food service operation will assure that all applicable health and safety guidelines are followed. The food service operation will enhance existing health and safety practices by increasing the frequency of sanitation of school kitchens, cafeterias, food storage areas, snack shacks and central production kitchens. Additional supplies and protective equipment will be purchased, including, but not limited to, thermometers, alcohol wipes, hand sanitizer, and barriers at point of sale/point of pickup locations. The plan also includes minimizing high-touch items and locations and more frequent disinfecting of high-touch areas. The district also plans on moving to a cashless system of purchasing meals. All food service workers will wear single-use gloves, aprons and masks when cooking, handling or serving food. Access to all food service kitchens, serving and storage areas will be restricted to food service employees and custodial staff. 

Each school and/or district reopening plan includes measures to protect students with food allergies if providing meals in spaces outside the cafeteria. 

The food service operation will take measures as with our existing practice to protect students with food allergies, including those students who may have breakfast and/or lunch outside of the cafeteria. These measures include but are not limited to the segregation of food preparation areas, utensils and dining areas.

Each school and/or district reopening plan must include protocols and procedures for how students will perform hand hygiene before and after eating, how appropriate hand hygiene will be promoted, and how sharing of food and beverages will be discouraged. 

Protocols and procedures will be established to allow students to wash their hands before and after eating. Proper hand hygiene will be promoted during classroom instruction and with signage posted in each school building. At the same time, the sharing of food and beverages between students will be discouraged by teachers and lunchroom monitors..

Each school and/or district reopening plan must include protocols and procedures that require cleaning and disinfection prior to the next group of students arriving for meals, if served in the same common area.

All common areas used by students for breakfast or lunch will be cleaned and disinfected prior to use by the next group of students.

Each school and/or district reopening plan must ensure compliance with Child Nutrition Program requirements (if the school is its own SFA – for charter schools that are part of a district’s SFA, the plan must ensure communication with the district regarding food serve requirements).

The food service operation will comply with all Child Nutrition Program requirements as established by the New York State Education Department.

Each school and/or district reopening plan must include protocols that describe communication with families through multiple means in the languages spoken by families. 

All food service operation communications with families will utilize multiple means and will be in languages spoken by those families.

Each school and/or district reopening plan must require that students social distance (six feet separation) while consuming meals in school unless a physical barrier is provided. 

When students are consuming meals at school, students will be spaced six feet apart in order to maintain a proper social distance from one another. The use of a physical barrier is also being contemplated for use at this time.