Central Union School District

Food Guidelines

Food Guidelines for Birthday & Classroom Parties
Approved Snack List Print Version   Smart Snack Policy Print Version

USDA’s Smart Snacks in school standards are practical, science-based nutrition standards for all foods and beverages sold or served to students during the school day. The new rule went into effect July 1, 2014 and merges the previous California Nutrition Standards. Items can be checked at www.californiaprojectlean.org for compliance.

The following list is of foods and beverages that meet the standards for all grade levels. These items may also be available at different stores. Please double check that purchased items are tree nut/peanut free. Manufactures’ ingredients and distribution change frequently.

Thank you for your understanding and complying with our policy. If you have additional questions, please contact the Food and Nutrition Services Department (559) 925-2611.

Item Type

Manufacturer

Name/
Description

Serving Size

Wal-Mart

Costco

Target

SaveMart

Allergens

Chips

PopChips

Variety Pack, 0.8oz, 30ct (seas salt, BBQ, Sour Cream & onion)

1 bag

 X X

X (6ct)

 

Milk (Sour Cream & Onion)

Crackers

Pepperidge Farm

WHOLE GRAIN Goldfish, cheddar, 9ct/.9oz or bulk container (6.6oz or 30oz)

.9oz pack or

½ cup ea.

X

 

X

X

Wheat & Milk

Crackers

Nabisco

Keebler, Paw Patrol Grahams, 12ct/1oz

1oz pouch

X

 

X

 

Wheat, Soy, & Milk

Granola

Bar

Made Good

Chocolate Chip Granola Bar (regular or Mini size)

1 ea.

Online only

 

X

   

Cookie

Enjoy Life

Soft Baked Cookies, Snickerdoodle or Double Chocolate Brownie, 12ct

2 cookies ea.

Online only

   

X

 

Fruit

Sunmaid

Raisins, 6ct/1oz

1oz box

X

 

X

X

 

Dairy Product

Frigo

Cheese-Heads String Cheese, 12oz/12pk

1 each

X

 

X

X

Milk

Ice Cream/

Frozen

Fudgsicle

The Original Fudge Bar,

100 calories, 12ct

1 fudge bar

X

     

Milk

Ice Cream/

Frozen

Popsicle

Fruit Pops, Mango or Strawberry, 12ct

1 popsicle

X

 

X

   

Juice Beverage

CapriSun

100% Juice Fruit Punch or Apple, 10pk/6fl oz pouches

6fl oz pouch

X

 

X

   


ALL foods and beverages available to students at all District School Sites will support health curriculum and promote optimal health.**

Smart Snacks Policy

In an effort to ensure compliance with state and local regulations, Central Union School District will only allow items to be sold or offered to students, between midnight and 30 minutes afterschool on campus, that are Smart Snack compliant.

Approved Items to be given to students
Only items from the CUSD Approved Smart Snack List will be OFFERED on school sites, from midnight to 30 minutes afterschool. Items not on the lists will be denied.

At the beginning of each school year, parents and staff will be given a smart snack policy reminder and approved list. The list will be updated as needed and distributed after revisions have been completed.

The onsite nursing and office staff will evaluate items brought to campus to ensure compliance with the approved list and cross reference classroom lists to ensure allergen safety.

As stated in CUSD’s Local Wellness Policy, sites should be moving away from rewarding students with food and beverages. As a best practice, please start to look at other creative ways to reward students.

Sale of Smart Snack Items
Only items from the CUSD Approved Smart Snack List and CUSD Food Service Approved Snack List will be SOLD on school sites, from midnight to 30 minutes afterschool. Items not on the lists will be denied for sale. The list will be updated as needed and distributed after revisions have been completed.

Fundraisers
All food and beverage-based fundraisers must meet state regulations. The exchange of money, coupon, or voucher for a noncompliant item must take place off campus or 30 minutes afterschool, but the student may bring back money made from the sale to campus. The student may receive their inventory of purchased items on campus, at the end of day (to prevent distribution of item during the school day), but purchased noncompliant items must be distributed off campus or 30 minutes afterschool.


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