As required by the Healthy Schools Act, DC Official Code § 38–823.01, public and public charter schools shall serve locally-grown, locally-processed, and unprocessed produce from growers engaged in sustainable agriculture practices whenever possible. To that end, Local Education Authorities are required to report to OSSE the local foods served as part of the school meal programs using the “Locally Grown and Unprocessed Food Item Tracking Log” on a quarterly basis. The Tracking Log was updated following the 2018-19 school year to better capture the precise quantities of local food being served, thereby streamlining data collection and better informing agency reporting.
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