STUDENT WELLNESS PROGRAMS
The Spring Grove Area School District recognizes that student wellness and proper nutrition are related to students’ physical well-being, growth, development, and readiness to learn. In a healthy school environment, students will learn about and participate in positive dietary lifestyle practices that can improve student achievement.
Below are some ways to incorporate healthy eating in your student's lifestyle while supporting the School Wellness Policy.
Do you have a child who is celebrating a birthday during the school year? With help from our Nutrition Services Department, parents can reduce the stress of baking or bringing treats for your child’s class on that special day by ordering Rocket Birthday Baskets.
The basket's food contents will meet the nutritional and allergy requirements AND be a fun way to celebrate in class.
Download the form, complete it and submit it to the school office staff.
This service is only available for students in grades K-6.
FUNDRAISING OPTIONSOver the years Fundraising activities have included the sale of candy, cookies, and other foods low in nutritional value.Below are some fundraising options that can support your organization's financial needs, as well as support the School Wellness Policy.SMART SNACKS IN SCHOOLAll foods available in District schools during the school day will be offered to students with consideration for promoting student health and reducing childhood obesity in accordance with the Healthy Hunger Free Kids Act of 2010. Those foods coming from outside of the school cafeteria will be prepackaged and include complete ingredients lists.The Smart Snacks in School regulation applies to foods sold a la carte, in the school store, vending machines, and any other venues where food is sold to students.To qualify as a Smart Snack, a snack or entrée must first meet the general nutrition standards:
- Be a grain product that contains 50 percent or more whole grains by weight (have a whole grain as the first ingredient); or
- Have as the first ingredient a fruit, a vegetable, a dairy product, or a protein food; or
- Be a combination food that contains at least ¼ cup of fruit and/or vegetable; and
- The food must meet the nutrient standards for calories, sodium, sugar, and fats:
- Calories: 200 calories or less
- Sodium: 200 mg or less
- Total Fat: 35% of calories or less
- Saturated Fat: Less than 10% of calories
- Trans Fat: 0 g
- Sugar: 35% by weight or less
HELPFUL RESOURCESSUMMER MEALSNutritious free meals are available for children and teens 18 and younger at many locations throughout the nation throughout the summer while school is out of session. New sites are added as the school year ends and throughout the summer.To find a site near you:
- Go to the website; www.fns.usda.gov/summerfoodrocks
- Text "MEALPA" TO 877877 during summer months
- Call: 1-866-3HUNGRY