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Foods and beverages served or sold during the school day such as through vending machines, cafeteria, fundraisers, and school parties. All foods available on campus will comply with the current USDA Dietary Guidelines for Americans.
The school food and nutrition program will approve and provide all food and beverages sales to students in the elementary schools. Given young children’s limited nutritional skills, food in elementary schools should be sold as balanced meals. If available, foods and beverages sold individually should be limited to low-fat and non-fat milk, fruits, 100% juice, non-fried vegetables and approved age appropriate healthy food selections. (Includes parties).
Middle Schools and High Schools:
In middle and high school buildings all foods and beverages sold (including those sold through ala carte lines, vending machines, student parties, school-sponsored fundraising activities other than (a) as part of the reimbursable school meal program or (b) through concession stands immediately prior to, during and immediately after athletic and other events not occurring during the school day, will meet the following nutrition and portion size standards:
Foods -- A food item sold individually:
Portion Sizes -- Limit portion sizes of foods and beverages sold individually to those listed below:
To support children’s health and school nutrition education efforts, school sponsored fundraising activities will either not involve food or will use only foods that meet the above nutrition and portion size standards for foods and beverages sold individually outside the reimbursable school meal programs. Schools will encourage fundraising activities that promote physical activity. The school district will make available a list of ideas for acceptable fundraising activities. While this restriction does not apply to PTA’s, independent booster clubs or similar organizations, they are encouraged to comply with this policy when it comes to the sale of fundraising items.
Snacks served during the school day or n the after-school care or enrichment programs will make a positive contribution to children’s diets and health, with an emphasis on serving fruits and vegetables as the primary snacks and water as the primary beverage. Schools will assess if and when to offer snacks based on timing of school meals, children’s nutritional needs, children’s ages, and other considerations. The district will disseminate a list of healthful snack items to teachers, after-school program personnel and parents. Eligible schools will provide snack through approved after-school programs participating in the National School Lunch Program.
Schools will not use food or beverages for rewards that do not meet the nutrition standards for foods and beverages sold individually (above), as rewards for academic performance or good behavior, and will not withhold food or beverages (including food served through school meals as a punishment.
Suggested foods for school treats
Read package labels and follow food guidelines in Nutrition Standards Policy