Food & Nutrition

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Bryker Woods follows the district’s Food and Nutrition Policy. Although strongly discouraged, a student may bring foods or beverages of minimal nutritional value (FMNVs) from home as long as only that student consumes them.

Summary of District Regulations:

• AISD schools may not serve or provide access for students to FMNV’s
• FMNV foods and carbonated beverages may not be sold or given away on school premises by the
• school, or non-school organizations (PTA groups, fundraisers, booster clubs, etc.), teachers, parents, or any other person or group during the school day.
• A student may bring FMNV foods or beverages from home as long as the student is not selling or providing items to other students.
• FMNV foods and beverages may not be made available to students on field trips.
• The policy does not include sports drinks, tea, or juices.
• The policy only covers prohibited carbonated beverages and foods of minimal nutritional value.

Examples of prohibited food items (FMNVs) include, but are not limited to:

• Soda and carbonated beverages (Coca-Cola, Dr. Pepper, Sprite, Diet Coke, root beer, Mountain Dew, Pepsi Cola, etc.)
• Water ices/snow cones, Slurpies, Slushies, etc. (This does not include snow cones, etc. made with 100% fruit juices.)
• Chewing gum, bubble gum, Blow Pops, etc.
• Certain candies and processed foods made predominantly from sweeteners or artificial
• Sweeteners with a variety of minor ingredients such as…
○ Hard candy (Jolly Ranchers, Mega  Warheads, Cherry Sours, Nerds, Runts,  Gobstoppers, Sweetarts, sour balls, fruit  balls, candy sticks, lollipops, mint, sugar  wafers, rock candy, cinnamon candies,  breath mints, jaw breakers and cough  drops.)
○ Jellies and Gums (Gummy Apple Rings,  Sour Worms, Orange Slices, beans, berry  fruit snacks, Mike & Ike, Hot Tamales, gum  drops, jelly beans, jellied and fruit-flavored
slices, etc.)
○ Marshmallow candies/marshmallow crèmes, (Peeps, etc.)
○ Fondant (candy corn, soft mints, Lemon  heads, Cherryheads, Grapeheads, etc.)
○ Licorice, Twizzlers (any flavor or filling)
○ Spun candy (cotton candy, etc.)
○ Candy coated popcorn (Poppycock, Cracker  Jack, etc.)

Selling food on campus 

• “Require that all campuses, kindergarten–grade 12, not be involved in the sale of food or beverages for any fundraising activity during the school day. Fundraising activities that involve the sale of food and/or beverages shall take place outside the school day.
• “Require that all campuses, kindergarten–grade 12, not be involved in the sale of food or beverages for any fundraising activity during the school day. Fundraising activities that involve the sale of food and/or beverages shall take place outside the school day.
• “Require that food and/or beverages offered to students and employees of the District during the day as a snack or meal, whether provided by parents or staff, shall be consistent with the goals of the policy and in compliance with the Federal Public School Nutrition Policy.”
• The school day is defined as 30 minutes before school and 30 minutes after school.

For additional info and updates see Nutrition/Fundraising updates: FFA Legal, Local, and Regulations