Food Guidelines for Celebrations

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Before bringing in any food for birthday or other celebration activities, parents must check with their school office for policies on these types of school day events.  This information does not apply to lunches or snacks sent from home for individual students.

The Nutrition Services Department offers made-from-scratch cupcakes, low-fat chocolate chip cookies, and ice creams for purchase that meet the nutrition standards.  Made-from-scratch cupcake ingredients: whole wheat flour, enriched wheat flour, applesauce, yogurt, sugar, cocoa, whole eggs, baking powder, vanilla, salt, vegetable oil (canola), water. Contains: Wheat, Eggs.

For information on ordering, click here:

Celebration Foods Order Form 2020-2021
Pastelitos y Comidas de Celebración - Año Escolar 2020-2021

The health and nutrition of children is a top priority for the Tempe Elementary School District. To this end all foods and beverages made available on campus during the school day are to be consistent with the Healthy Hunger Free Kids Act of 2010 (HHFKA) and Arizona Revised Statute 15-242 regulates the nutrition standards for all foods sold or served to students outside of the breakfast or lunch programs during the school day.

The Tempe Elementary School District Board Policy JL-R reinforces this “Smart Snacks” regulation.  The district has created procedures/guidelines to address all foods, including foods of minimal nutritional value and competitive food sales, available to students during the school day in the following areas:

  • Celebrations
  • Classroom parties
  • Fund-raisers
  • Rewards
  • School Events

Download the following documents and view the Student Wellness Policy webpage for more information:

Smart Snacks Nutrition Standards

Estándares de Nutrición de Smart Snacks

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