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Breakfast and Lunch Program Information

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Food/Nutrition Policies

Per District Wellness Policy BP/AR 5030 (2/23/17):

Fundraising

District staff will encourage all school-based organizations to use healthy, commercially-prepared food items that meet minimal nutritional value, or preferably non-food items for fundraising.  All fundraising activities involving the sale of food during the school day (midnight until 30 minutes after the end of the school day) must comply with all federal and state regulations regarding child nutrition.

Celebrations during the School Day

Celebrations that involve food during the school day should be limited to no more than one party, per class, per month.  Celebrations that involve food must occur after the lunch period or after second chance breakfast on shortened days.  No more than one food item at celebrations may be outside the UDSA Nutrition Guidelines.  All food items must be commercially prepared and packaged, and State Safety Standards must be followed. Please make celebration arrangements with the classroom teacher. Thank you for supporting our new guidelines. If you have any questions, please contact the school office.

Healthy snacks-Suggestion taken from www.cspinet.org/healthysnacks/ Grades 1-5

Please send a daily snack for students to have a mid-morning snack during morning recess.

Fresh Fruits and vegetables including dried fruit, raisins (black or yellow), cranberries, apricots, apple rings, mango, figs, papaya, berries, Kiwi, apples, oranges, banana, melon, pear, plum, carrot, or celery.  Other Fruit options: Apple sauce, fruit cups--jarred or canned fruits like diced peaches, pineapple.  Choose fruit packed in fruit juice (best choice) or light syrup, but NOT “Syrup” or “Heavy Syrup”, olives, and crackers, pretzels, goldfish type crackers, pretzels, or tortilla chips.

Peanut butter--Please do not send peanut butter as a snack because some students may be allergic