School Sponsored Celebration/Snack Rules

In accordance with Arlington Public Schools Policy Implementation Procedure (PIP) 25-3, Swanson observes the following rules concerning refreshments and foods during school sponsored events.

Snacks served during the school day or in Extended Day or enrichment programs will make a positive contribution to children’s diets and health, with an emphasis on serving fruits and vegetables as the primary snacks and water as the primary beverage. The district will disseminate a list of healthful snack items to teachers, Extended Day personnel, and parents.  Schools will encourage the inclusion of healthy food choices for celebrations where food is served. Parents and staff will be encouraged to provide students with healthy food and drink choices from a district-wide list. Water, fruit juice and milk will be available in lieu of sodas and sports drinks.

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