Student Wellness Programs
The Spring Grove Area School District recognizes that student wellness and proper nutrition are related to student 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 into your student's lifestyle while supporting the School Wellness Policy.
Our Wellness Policy Assessment: Wellness Assessment June 2021
Birthday Baskets and Classroom Snack Bundles
The Nutrition Services Department provides a convenient and stress-free way for parents to provide food and snacks in the classroom through the Birthday Baskets and Classroom Snacks services.
Both services can be easily purchased using MySchoolBucks and meet the federal Smart Snack nutritional and allergy requirements/guidelines. For more information, click here.
Over 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 Schools
All 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