Nutrition

Health Information - Nutrition

In an effort to help us protect your child please make sure the school has your current contact information (e-mail, home phone, work phone and at least one emergency contact) 

Wellness Program:

The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the Arizona Department of Education have required schools to develop wellness programs.

Wellness Program Goals:

  • The Wellness Program must improve what children eat at school.
  • The Wellness Program must increase the amount of physical activity children receive during the school day.

Food quality standards:

To reduce the amount of less healthy food choices, all food served during the school day must meet the new Wellness standards.

  • Sack lunches brought from home and food served at parties are also required to meet the new standards.
  • Please talk to the cafeteria manager at Salt River Elementary School if you have questions about what to send to school with your student.

Free meals available

All students are eligible for the free breakfast and lunch served at school. We encourage families to take advantage of this service. Check out our Lunch page for more information!

Foods that should not be brought or sent to school include (but may not be limited to the following):

  • Soda Pop
  • Candy
  • Baked Items (For example: pies,donuts, cookies and cakes)
  • Sports Drinks
  • Fast Foods (Including French fries and breakfast burritos)
  • Fried Chips (Baked are okay)
  • Sweetened Drinks (That are not 100% fruit or vegetable juice)

Salt River Elementary School has a responsibility upon discovery of any items which violate the Wellness Program, like items on this list, to confiscate and disposal of such items.
Please help us follow the requirements of the Wellness Program and help insure our students receive proper nutrition for their continued success.

Class party foods
The school encourages healthier selections for class parties. Discuss your plans with the classroom teacher to avoid disappointment. Class parties may be restricted to provide more teaching time for our students.

Diet and exercise
The Wellness Program promotes eating smart, nutrition education and getting plenty of exercise. We ask for your support. If you have any questions about how you can support better health for your students, please contact the school cafeteria, or the school nurse.

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