OHPS Board Policy 6700 defines nutrition guidelines for food at school. Parents wishing to celebrate their student’s birthday should check with the classroom teacher well in advance. Cupcakes DO NOT meet the nutrition policy and are not allowed as birthday treats. Suggestions for birthday celebrations include string cheese, fruit, graham crackers, popcorn, or non-edible items such as pencils or stickers. Classrooms generally have two parties during the year where food is served that may not fully meet the guidelines.
In order to comply with the OHPS's nutrition policy and ensure the safety of students who have food allergies, the ORCA Leadership Team has established the following policy for sharing food with students at Olympic View Elementary School.
28A.210.365 Food choice, physical activity, childhood fitness- Minimum standard- District waiver or exemption policy. It is the goal of Washington state to ensure that:
(a) Not more than 35% of its total calories shall be from fat.
This restriction does not apply to eggs, fresh or dried fruit, vegetables that have not been deep fried, legumes, reduced fat cheese, part skim cheese, nonfat dairy products, or low fat dairy products;
(b) Not more than 10% of its total calories shall be from saturated fat. This does not apply to eggs, reduced fat cheese, part skim cheese, nonfat dairy products, or low fat dairy products;
(c) Not more than 35% of its total weight or 15 grams per food item shall be composed of sugar, including naturally occurring and added sugar.