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  • Smart Snacks in School

    Oxnard School District strives to create comprehensive health in our schools. Our school district follows USDA established nutrition standards for all snacks sold in school by any entity, including parent/student organizations, teachers, boosters, fundraisers, or the food and nutrition services department. These standards for snack sales are in effect from any time before school starts through 1/2 hour after school, in accordance with the Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act, the USDA and our district Wellness Policy.

    Non-compliant foods may be sold from 1/2 hour after school through the end of the day. However, foods sold after school hours may not be marketed during school hours. These standards carefully balance science-based nutrition guidelines with practical and flexible solutions to promote healthier eating on campus. 

    Students in our district are offered healthier school meals with more fruits, vegetables and whole grains through the National School Lunch and Breakfast Program. The Smart Snacks in School standards published by the USDA will build on those healthy advancements by ensuring that all other snack foods and beverages available for sale to students in school are tasty and nutritious.

    To determine if your snack meets nutrition standards, please refer to the Quick Reference Cards for smart snacks in schools.

    You can also check your snack’s nutritional compliance by using the Healthy Snack Calculator.