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    Smart Snacks

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    All food sold before school, during school, and 30 minutes after school must meet the USDA Smart Snacks ruling. Please go to http://www.fns.usda.gov/healthierschoolday/tools-schoolsfocusing-smart-snacks for more information.

    Fundraisers:  All food fundraisers should be registered with the Child Nutrition Director. Please email the date and the foods that will be sold to squinn@ccusd93net Child Nutrition will fill out the appropriate ADE forms to register your fundraiser.

    Fundraising sales of foods and beverages that meet the Smart Snacks Standards and sales of nonfood items (e.g., wrapping paper and apparel) are not limited under the Federal policy. Fundraising activities that occur during non-school hours, on weekends, or at off-campus events are not limited under the Federal policy.

    Fundraisers selling foods that are intended to be consumed outside the school day are not limited under the Federal policy. Some state agencies allow a certain number of in-school fundraisers to be exempt from the Smart Snacks Standards. Contact the Child Nutrition Director for more information.

    To find out if your item is a smart snack approved, enter information from the food or beverage’s Nutrition Facts panel and ingredients list into the Alliance for a Healthier Generation’s Smart Snacks Product Calculator (https://www.healthiergeneration.org/ app/resources/81). Once your items are approved, please email a copy to the Child Nutrition Director. These are kept on hand for ADE reviews.  

    Carnivals: If you are purchasing food to resell at your carnival, the vendor must have a special permit. A copy of the permit from the vendor must be sent to the Child Nutrition Department at squinn@ccusd93.net. The most common food that is resold is Pizza. All Parents serving the food must have a food handler’s card. These can be obtained at www.azfoodhandlers.com If the school is not selling out of the cafeteria kitchen or the catering food trailer, a temporary special event permit is required. Applications can be obtained and submitted through esd.maricopa.gov. Only packaged non-time/temperature controlled foods can be sold without a permit. Any open packaged food, ie popped popcorn, needs to have a hand washing station and have a permit. Any vendor that comes on property should be showing or providing a copy of their valid permit. All mobile food trucks, food peddlers should have stickers that are on their vehicle or cart. Kettle Corn vendors will have it secured on their hand wash station. Food Trucks: If you are having a vendor on campus to sell their food, a copy of their insurance must be submitted to lhaye@ccusd93.net. A copy of the Maricopa County Mobile Food permit must be set to the Child Nutrition Director at squinn@ccusd93.net Vendor Permits: If a vendor you hire applies for a temporary permit with Maricopa Health department, the school will be required to fill out the Special Event Registration Form. Please check with your vendors if they will be requesting this permit. Please email specialevents@mail.maricopa.gov if you have any questions.

    Food in the Classroom: It is suggested that these be store bought items. According to the CCUSD Wellness policy, snacks should be encouraged to be healthy. Athletic snack bars on campus: All snacks bars at the athletic field (little league baseball, HS football field) will be inspected by the health department. All clubs should have a person with a food handler’s card. Please go to www.azfoodhandlers.com for more information. Please check with the inspector on what types of food you are qualified to sell. All athletic snack bars need a health permit. Please contact Maricopa County Health Department.

    Club/Sports food fundraising on campus: All clubs must meet smart snacks and register the fundraising date with ADE. Please contact the Child Nutrition Director at squinn@ccusd93.net for the ADE contact information. Smart Snack Items 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) • Have as the first ingredient a fruit, a vegetable, a dairy food, or a protein food • Be a combination food that contains at least ¼ cup of fruit and/or vegetable (for example, ¼ cup of raisins with enriched pretzels) • The food must meet the nutrient standards for calories, sodium, fats, and total sugars.

    Do your items meet snack regulations? To find out if your item is smart snack approved, enter information from the food or beverage’s Nutrition Facts panel and ingredients list into the Alliance for a Healthier Generation’s Smart Snacks Product Calculator (https://www.healthiergeneration.org/ app/resources/81). Once your items are approved, please email a copy to the Child Nutrition Director. These are kept on hand for ADE reviews.

    Beverage and food Marketing Please remember all advertising and marketing on all CCUSD campuses must comply with smart snack regulations. This applies to vending machines, posters, coolers, trash cans, menu boards. Basically, anything the students will see must promote smart snacks and healthy snacking.