• Ala Carte and Smart Snacks in Schools

    For more information and specific details on SMART SNACK guidelines, click HERE.  

    SMART SNACK calculator HERE.  

    SMART SNACK approved foods to sell in schools HERE.

    Healthy food alternative fundraiser ideas HERE.

    We are focused on the health of our school environment. Our school district has established nutrition standards for all snacks sold in school by any entity, including parent/student organizations, teachers, boosters, fundraisers, or the food and nutrition services department. These standards for snack sales are in effect from any time before school through 1/2 hour after school, in accordance with the Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act, the USDA and our district Wellness Policy. Non-compliant foods may be sold from 1/2 hour after school through the end of the day. These standards carefully balance science-based nutrition guidelines with practical and flexible solutions to promote healthier eating on campus.   

    Ala Carte items (snacks, bottled drinks, extra entrees, etc.) are available daily for students to purchase in all grades. These snack items must meet the USDA’s Smart Snack requirements.

    Students must have funds on their account to purchase ala carte items. The district does not allow charging of ala carte. 

    The Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010 directed the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) to establish nutrition standards for all foods and beverages sold to students, in school during the school day, including foods sold through school fundraisers. The standards provide a special exemption for infrequent fundraisers that do not meet the nutrition standards.

    A maximum of five exempt fundraisers, per school, per school year, with a duration of one day, will be allowed for schools participating in the National School Lunch Program in Missouri.  

    The editable tracking sheet below can also be found the employees Google Drive.  The link to that sheet is HERE.  Please contact the Nutrition Services Office at 816-736-5375 if you have any further questions. 

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