Smart Snacks & Fundraising Requirements
Requirements for Food & Beverages Sold Outside the Meal ProgramsAll food and beverages made available to students during the school day (outside of the school meal programs) are required by federal law to meet Smart Snacks nutrition standards.This includes:
- A la carte cafeteria sales
- School stores
- Snack bars
- Vending machines
- In school fundraisers
All a la carte snacks sold by Manor ISD Food & Nutrition Services adhere to federal, state and local standards & have been verified by a Registered Dietitian.
Food & beverage items that do not meet the nutrition standards for Smart Snacks must be sold outside of the school day. However, local policy offers flexibility for school sponsored fundraisers in which foods that do not meet the nutrition standards may be sold. Each campus is allowed up to a maximum of 6 exempt fundraising days per school year, however local policies must be adhered to during these exempt days (see Local Wellness Policy/Wellness Plan).
No food of any type may be sold to students anywhere on campus during a meal service period in which reimbursable meals are sold or consumed - even on exempt days.
The following are additional examples of allowable fundraisers:
- Any non-food items
- Any food items sold outside of the school day or off of the school campus
- Any food items not intended for consumption at school (cookie dough or frozen pizza to be prepared at home)
- Foods sold in areas not accessible to students (teachers lounge)
- Items sold to 'non' students
These standards do not apply to foods given away for free, such as for birthday parties or school celebrations.