Dodge County Wellness Policy
NUTRITION STANDARDS FOR ALL FOODS AVAILABLE ON SCHOOL CAMPUS DURING THE SCHOOL DAY
To provide school meals that are consistent with the dietary guidelines and USDA standards for school meals and to make all foods and beverages available on campus during the school day consistent with an awareness for a healthy lifestyle.
1. Child Nutrition Program complies with federal, state, and local requirements.
2. Child Nutrition Program is accessible to all children.
3. Vending machines and school snack bars shall not be open in pre-K and elementary schools until that time when the last class/group of students eating lunch is scheduled to return to class.
4. Food or beverages within the school meal program shall not be withheld from students as a punishment.
5. Foods served in the school meal program are developmentally appropriate and encourage consumption within the time allotted.
6. A ala carte food sales by the school's nutrition program shall be limited to foods offered as part of the school meal and shall be served in the same portions as served in the school meal. A reimbursable meal must be purchased in order to purchase a la carte food items.
7. A la carte beverage sales by the school's nutrition program shall be limited to milk, 100% juice, bottled water and flavored water.
8. Sanitation deficiencies sited on local inspections are corrected accordingly, including facility deficiencies.
9. Each school kitchen has at least one person certified in food safety.
10. Drinking water is available to students throughout the day.
11. School sponsored fund-raisers should promote healthy lifestyles. Every effort will be made to sell, purchase, or deliver food items before or after school. Nonfood items will be encouraged.
12. Beverages and foods sold in vending machines accessible to students during school hours will be Smart Snack Compliant. All fundraising foods sold to students on campus during school hours will be Smart Snack Compliant.