Party snack guidelines

Green Ridge Elementary
Party Snack Guideline

All foods available in district schools during the school day shall be offered to student with consideration for promoting student health and reducing childhood obesity.

Foods provided through the National School Lunch and Breakfast Programs shall comply with federal nutrition standards under the school meals initiative.

The nutritional standards for a la carte items are as follows:
Less than 200 calories
Less than 35% of calories from fat
Less than 10% of calories from saturated fat
Less than 35% sugar

Classroom Parties may offer a minimal number of foods (2-3) that contain added sugar as the first ingredient. Students should also be provided with:
Fresh fruits or vegetables
Water, milk or 100% juice

Otherwise, any other foods provided during classroom parties shall follow the a la carte guidelines as outlined above.

All competitive foods available to students in district schools shall comply with the Nutritional Standards for Competitive Foods in Pennsylvania Schools. Competitive foods are described as those offered at school other than through the National School Lunch and Breakfast Programs and include a la carte foods (snacks and beverages), vending foods (snacks and beverages), school store food (snacks and beverages), fundraisers, classroom parties, holiday parties and food from home.

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