Competitive Food Sales/Fundraising Form
The USDA provides practical science-based nutrition standards for snack foods and beverages sold to children at school during the school day. These standards, referred to as Smart Snacks Guidelines, are required by the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010 and allow schools to offer healthier foods to children, while limiting junk food. Fundraisers are included as part of this rule. Per the USDA, all food sold during fundraisers occurring “from midnight the night before the beginning of the first class to 30 minutes after the end of the last class” are required to follow these Smart Snack Guidelines. Concessions are also included in this rule, if they take place during school hours, including 30 minutes after the last bell. If food sold during these time periods does not meet the nutritional guidelines, this could result in a financial penalty by the CDE. Areas of the campus not accessible to students are unaffected by this restriction.
Note – Exemptions will be examined on a case by case basis. Please contact the Nutrition and Menu Specialist at x6623.
Further, per the CDE, food items sold outside of any scheduled meal service that are not sold by D6 Nutrition Services (e.g. a la carte items) cannot “be sold 30 minutes before to 30 minutes after each scheduled meal service on any area of the school campus that is accessible to students, as these are competitive foods.”
To facilitate this policy SCHOOL Management shall present a Fundraising Plan to the building principal for review with adequate time to submit to the Nutrition and Menu Specialist with D6 Nutrition Services no later than September 15 of each year. Each plan shall include a list of responsible individuals, the purpose of the activity, time period requested, if food will be served, and, if so, if this food meets USDA nutrition requirements.
Master Fundraising Plan Form
A master fundraising plan for the entire school must be filed by September 15 each year using the Master Fundraising Plan form (listed below). The original Master Fundraising Plan Forms should be either emailed or mailed through district mail to the Nutrition and Menu Specialist with D6 Nutrition Services: Rebecca Robbins, MS, RDN, email@example.com. Note that there are seperate forms and slightly different directions for charter schools versus other district schools. Non-charters, please use fundraising forms located in the Financial Policies and Procedures Handbook in Infinite Visions.
Additional fundraising plans developed subsequent to September must be submitted to the Nutrition and Menu Specialist using the Fundraising Activity Additional Request Form (listed below). Additional fundraisers will be reviewed using the same guidelines as the Master Fundraising Plan.
Additional Forms Below