Just a reminder that David Douglas has updated their Wellness Policies to align with the Federal standards under the Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010, the Oregon Physical Education 2017 and USDA’s Smart Snacks in School nutrition standards! Here are a few things to remember:
- Smart Snacks apply to all foods and beverages sold and used for rewards to students outside of the school meals programs – including school or classroom rewards, vending machines, a la carte, school stores, and snack carts
- Cookies, candy, chips, donuts and soda will be replaced with items like nuts or seeds, popcorn, baked chips, fruit cups and plain water.
- Smart Snacks are in effect for the entire school day (midnight before to 30 minutes after the end of the school day) across the entire school campus.
- Smart Snacks do not apply to foods served, such as classroom celebrations and during evening, weekend or community events. However, it is strongly encouraged to meet Smart Snack standards.
Foods and beverages sold to students as fundraisers during the school day have to meet Smart Snacks.
Non-food fundraisers or fundraisers that include only foods and beverages that meet the standards are not limited in any way. Visit www.healthiergeneration.org/smartsnacks to find additional resources on alternative fundraising ideas and healthier foods and beverages that can be used for fundraising.
Students who are well nourished are better prepared to learn. By implementing consistent nutrition standards throughout all corners of the school building, we believe this will enhance the learning environment and contribute to the overall health and well-being of our students.
In addition, consistently providing healthier foods and beverages outside of the cafeteria will build on the great strides being made in the cafeteria!
Our district is fully committed to ensuring compliance with the Smart Snacks standards. A Smart Snack food item must:
- Be a grain product that contains 50% or more whole grain or have as the first ingredient whole grain; or
- Have as the first ingredient, one of the non-grain major food groups: fruits, vegetables, dairy or protien foods; or
- Be a combination food that contains one quarter cup of fruit and /or vegetable; or
- Have one of the food items above as a second ingredient if water is the first ingredient
As we work to change our foods and beverages across campus, we would appreciate your support. We know as we all embrace change together and work together to find solutions during this change process that we can all be successful!