San Diego Wellness & Competetive Foods Policies
The San Diego Unified School District is committed to providing an environment where students and staff are supported in making healthy choices for lifelong health. The SDUSD Wellness Council has implemented food sales rules to the PTAs in its district. PTAs may sell only California Smart Snacks compliant foods and beverages to students during the first half hour after school ends, with the exception of minimum days. Non-compliant foods may be sold from one-half hour after school through midnight; however, healthy options are still strongly encouraged.
For a list of approved foods for PTA food sales, please go to the SDUSD Competitive Foods page and select the List of Approved Snacks or the High School Smart Snacks List. To determine if an item is compliant that is not found on the list, please visit California Project Lean’s website and utilize their Competetive Foods Standards Compliance Calculator.
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San Diego Unified Council of PTAs Wellness Grant
San Diego Unified Council of PTAs is offering Program Grants to units . These grants are to develop and implement programs and projects that support the PTA mission and goals with regard to Health and Welfare.
Applicants must submit all requested paperwork, completed and included, for an application to be considered. The unit president must sign that unit’s application.
The PTA applying for the grant must have association approval of the program.
Units must submit grant applications to the San Diego Unified Council of PTAs office by Wednesday November 13, 2019.
Requirement for the grant are listed on the form.
Grant recipients must do the following:
- Expend grant funds by June 1, 2020
- Submit by June 1, 2020, to San Diego Unified Council of PTAs a report detailing the project’s goals and objectives, an evaluation of the outcomes and a budget of actual expenditures
- Return to San Diego Unified Council of PTAs any funds not used for the purposes stated in the original grant application.
The San Diego Unified Council of PTAs Grant Committee will select grant recipients, and decisions of the committee are final. San Diego Unified Council of PTAs will notify applicants of their standing by letter and a check will be sent to each grant award recipient. Grant recipients names will be included in the San Diego Unified Council of PTAs Annual Meeting/Founder’s Day program.