Smart Snacks in Schools
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.
For more information and specific details on these guidelines, click HERE.
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.