Foods for school celebrations often include unhealthy choices such as cupcakes, candy, cookies and soda. While there is nothing wrong with an occasional treat, unhealthy foods are often the norm rather than the exception. Parties, food rewards, food fundraisers, and school stores often include foods that are low in nutrients and high in fat, added sugars and sodium. Birthday parties and/or classroom celebration food items must meet USDA Smart Snack Standards and be prepared in a commercial kitchen. Our School Board’s Wellness Policy and Procedure 8510 was recently updated to comply with USDA Local School Wellness Policy requirements. Celebration foods are available to parents to purchase for their child’s class through their school cafeteria Pasco Smart Snack Celebrations.
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|Choice between a luscious whole grain rich chocolate or vanilla cupcake topped with icing (one per student).|
|Chewy, whole grain cookies with a choice of chocolate chip, candy chip or double fudge (one per student).|
|Decadent, whole grain chocolate brownies (one per student).|
|Incredibly soft, whole grain sugar cookies with frosting and sprinkles (sold by the box, 21 cookies).|
|CHIP CHIP HOORAY!||$12|
|Add some crunch to your day with a choice of Doritos, popcorn or Baked Lays (one per student).|
|Beat the Florida heat with a frozen treat! Contact your café manager for frozen options.|
|Birthday cake flavored whole grain graham crackers with funfetti sprinkles. (one per student).|
|A mouthwatering platter of fresh, seasonal fruit.|
|Orders must be placed with your café manager at least 10 days prior to celebration.|
|Payment is due upon placing your order and can be made by check, cash, credit card or student account.|
|Note: Menu items are subject to change throughout the year.|
|Nutritional information can be found on www.mealviewer.com|
These foods are already Smart Snack approved for ease of access and can be delivered directly to your child’s classroom. The Alliance for a Healthier Generation Smart Food Planner provides a link to Smart Snack compliant products available through Amazon as well as a calculator to check your food labels for compliance. We strongly encourage the use of non-food items for celebrations such as pencils, erasers, stickers, crafts, gardening time, and classroom dance parties to name a few.