Nutritional Information

  • NON INSTRUCTIONAL OPERATIONS

     

    Food and Beverage Sales

    The importance of proper nutrition and physical activity to lifelong good health will be demonstrated and taught to students through food served in the school setting as well as through appropriate classroom instruction. These nutrition standards for food and beverages sold in schools will be observed by all schools.

    Nutrition Standards for Food and Beverages sold in schools

    • All food and beverages provided to students before, during and immediately after the regular school day in district schools and facilities will meet the following nutrition standards unless otherwise regulated by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA).

    Size, variety of food offered:

    • Main dishes (entrees):  The portion size for main dishes (entrees) will not exceed the size of similar items provided as part of the school lunch program.

    Fruits and Vegetables:

    • Fruits and vegetable products must be available when snacks, sweets or side dishes are sold. These products can be fresh, dried or canned. Canned fruit must be packed in juice or a light syrup rather than heavy syrup,
     

    Middle School and Senior High School Nutrition Standards:

     

    Snacks, Sweets and Side Dishes:

    • Fat content: No more than 40% of calories may be derived from fat with the exception of nuts, seeds, and cheese.
    • Saturated and trans-fat content total: No more than 10% of combined calories may be derived from saturated fat and trans fat.
    • Sugar content: No more than 40% added weight from sugar will be allowed with the exception of fresh, dried or canned fruits and vegetables.

    Maximum portion sizes will be:

    • Snacks and sweets: 1.5 ounces
    • Cookies and cereal bars: 2 ounces
    • Bakery items: 4 ounces
    • Frozen desserts: 4 ounces
    • Yogurt: 8 ounces

    Beverages type and size allowed:

    • 100% fruit juice with no added sweeteners, 16 oz maximum
    • Water, no portion size limit
    • Low fat and non fat milk, no portion size limit

    Beverages to be sold at specific sites:

    • At senior highs only: Coffee drinks that meet the milk standard and do not contain more than 40% added sugar by weight, 16 oz maximum
    • In the vicinity of secondary school locker rooms only: Sports drinks containing no more than 15 — 18 grams of carbohydrate per 8 fluid ounces, 20 oz maximum portion.
     

    Deviations from Nutrition Standards

     

    Annual, school-wide events:

    • Food and beverages sold at school-wide events such as field day and campus day will meet nutritional standards unless an exception to the nutrition standards has been granted by the Superintendent or designee.

    After-school, weekend events:

    • The nutrition standards do not apply to food and beverages provided at after-school functions such as art, drama, music and athletic events.

    Food sold to raise funds:

     

    When a fund-raising event involves food that will be consumed on campus, the food must meet the nutrition standards. The nutrition standards do not have to be met:

    • When a fund-raiser has food as a minimal and secondary part of the event; or
    • When the food being sold is not intended for consumption on the school site.


    Adopted: August 24, 2004