Wellness Policy Frequently Asked Questions
Food @ School: Frequently Asked Questions
Q: What are the district nutrition policies and administrative regulations?
Q: What do the district nutritional guidelines impact at the school site?
Q: Who has the direct responsibility to implement the district nutritional guidelines (outside of food served through the National School Breakfast and National School Lunch programs)?
Q: What does ‘sold’ mean when referring to food or beverages?
A: ‘Sold’ refers to any food or beverages provided to students on school grounds in exchange for money, coupons, or vouchers. ‘Sold’ includes, but is not limited to, food or beverages sold for fundraisers, through vending machines, and in student stores or through student organizations.
Any fundraisers selling food or beverages must be preapproved by the district Student Nutrition Services. Visit the Fundraising Request form and more information on fundraisers: Click here
Q: What are some food and beverages that meet the district nutritional guidelines?
A: Visit the Food @ School: Food and Beverages resources folder: Click here
Alliance for a Healthier Generation’s Smart Snacks product list gives you examples of both food and beverages that meet nutritional guidelines: Click here
Alliance for a Healthier Generation’s Smart Snacks nutrition calculator does the checking for you if a food or beverage meets nutritional guidelines: Click here
Q: Are home prepared food or beverages allowed at school?
A: No, home prepared food or beverages are not allowed at school for sale or sharing during classroom celebrations or events.
Home prepared food and beverages are only allowed on campus for personal snacks or meals.
If a parent/guardian has a certificate in food safety, however, home made or home prepared brought to school for sale or sharing may be permitted if preapproved by Student Nutrition Services and at the principal’s discretion.
Q: Can a classroom have more than one celebration in a month?
Q: How do I get in contact with the SJUSD Student Nutrition Services?