Treats Policy

The students, families and staff in San Diego Unified face increasing health risks that can affect their wellness, thereby impacting their quality of life and possibly their life span. The district is committed to providing an environment where students and staff are supported in making healthy choices for lifelong health. San Diego Unified's Framework for Wellness is designed to encompass student, parent, staff, and community wellness and should serve to further advance wellness throughout the district.

At Grant, we value celebrating children, their birthdays, and their accomplishments. Each classroom has a special way to celebrate. In accordance with our San Diego Unified School District Health & Wellness Framework, celebrations will not include any food items or infringe upon valuable instructional time. While we don't use snacks for birthday celebrations, a classroom teacher may choose to celebrate a class accomplishment with a snack item from the approved list. This list does not address any food allergies that may be present.

Frequently Asked Questions:

What about the list of approved snacks?
The list of approved snacks was intended for the very occasional event that a teacher may decide to allow an approved snack (i.e. 1st day of school, 100th day).

What about cultural celebrations?
Any homemade or other food not on the approved list may be served 30 minutes after the end of the school day. A possible solution is to hold a celebration at 12:45 pm on a Thursday or any day after 3:00.

List of SDUSD Approved Smart Snacks

San Diego Unified Health and Wellness Policy

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