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Alta Vista Wellness Council

Alta Vista Wellness Council prohibits using food as reward or punishment. This prohibition is consistently followed by staff, teachers, families, PTA and all after-school programs.

Celebrations and Rewards

All foods and beverages served and offered on the school campus during the school day and extended school day will meet or exceed the USDA Smart Snacks in School nutrition standards including through:

  1. Celebrations and parties. The district will provide a list of healthy party ideas to parents and teachers, including non-food celebration ideas. Healthy party ideas are available from the Alliance for a Healthier Generation and from the USDA. As a Silver-level Healthy Schools Program participant, only two exemptions per year are allowed. One shall be in the winter and one in the spring as designated by the school principal.
  2. Classroom snacks brought by parents. The District will provide to parents a list of foods and beverages that meet Smart Snacks nutrition standards.
  3. Rewards and incentives. The District will provide teachers and other relevant school staff a list of alternative ways to reward children. Foods and beverages will not be used as a reward, or withheld as punishment for any reason, such as for performance or behavior.