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TEXAS PUBLIC SCHOOL NUTRITION POLICY Establishes standards, along with USDA regulations, for food items provided through the food service operation AND food items made available to students during the school day Policy standards vary by grade level (Elementary, Middle School and High School)

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TEXAS PUBLIC SCHOOL NUTRITION POLICY

  • Establishes standards, along with USDA regulations, for food items provided through the food service operation AND food items made available to students during the school day

  • Policy standards vary by grade level (Elementary, Middle School and High School)

  • Full TPSNP Policy can be found on www.squaremeals.org


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ELEMENTARY

  • Most restrictive

  • Prohibits any FMNVs at any time during school day (including guest speakers)

  • Prohibits any candy at any time during the school day

  • Prohibits any competitive foods at any time during the school day

  • All Food, beverages, and snack items must comply with the nutrition standards (next slide) and portion size restrictions in this policy.

  • School day is defined as “beginning with the start of the first breakfast period until the end of the last instruction period of the day (last bell)”


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ELEMENTARY (cont’d)

  • Competitive food = any food or beverage not provided by school food service; includes vending machines

  • Nutrition Standards= Total fat must not exceed 30 percent of calories or 3 grams per 100 calories; saturated fat must not exceed 10 percent of calories or more than 1 gram per 100 calories; sugar must not exceed more than 10 grams per ounce.


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ELEMENTARY (cont’d)

  • Provides for the following exceptions:

  • Allows up to 3 school wide “event days” pre-approved by campus officials

  • Allows foods otherwise restricted by the policy at student birthday parties (be careful)

  • Allows one additional nutritious snack per day for students taking the TAKS test


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ELEMENTARY (cont’d)

  • Beverages other than milk- limit 6 fl oz.

  • Must not contain more than 30 grams total sugar per 6 fl oz. Juices must be 100 percent fruit and/or vegetable juice. No limit on non-carbonated, unflavored water. Electrolyte replacement beverages (sports drinks) are not allowed.


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MIDDLE SCHOOL

  • Prohibits any FMNVs at any time during school day (including guest speakers)

  • Prohibits any candy at any time during the school day

  • Prohibits competitive foods anywhere on school premises from 30 minutes before to 30 minutes after meal periods. (includes vending machines turned off during that time too)

  • All Food, beverages, and snack items (includes TAKS testing days) must comply with the nutrition standardsand portion size restrictions in this policy. (Includes all vending machines)

  • Allows one nutritious snack per day for students taking the TAKS test


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HIGH SCHOOL

  • Prohibits FMNVs during meal periods in areas where school meals are served and/or consumed

  • Candy is allowed, cannot exceed 1.5 oz

  • Prohibits competitive foods during meal periods in areas where school meals are served and consumed

  • All Food, beverages, and snack items (includes TAKS testing days) must comply with the nutrition standardsand portion size restrictions in this policy. (Includes all vending machines on campus)


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PENALTIES

  • Failure to comply will require that the District refund federal reimbursements for for the week when the violation occurred. Also, TDA may impose up to three (3) weeks immediately preceding the violation for a total of 4 weeks.

  • Can not pay from food service funds

  • Our district wide daily federal reimbursement amount is about $46,000, & weekly $230,000.

  • Wkly Avg. HS $5,000 MS $4,000 Ele. $4,250


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