GCISD School Health Advisory Council reviews and assesses the District Wellness Plan every 3 years in order to assure objectives are met. In SEPTEMBER 2020, the GCISD School Health Advisory council approved the District Wellness Plan as it currently stands.  The Wellness Plan was assessed by district  and campus administration  via google surveys during the 2019-2020 School Year. Results from surveys indicated that the Wellness Plan is being implemented as intended, therefore no changes in the plan were necessary during this assessment period.  Click  HERE to view the latest assessment of the plan conducted during the 2019-2020 school year. Click  HERE to view the current district Wellness Plan. Click  HERE for the approved meeting minutes from the September 19, 2020 SHAC meeting where the Wellness plan was approved as it is currently written. 

Smart Snacks in Schools: Guidelines for Foods and beverages provided and sold during the school day:

All food items and beverages provided to students in grades Pre-K to 8 during the school day must meet USDA Smart Snack guidelines. Exceptions include exempt days limited to 5 event and 6 fundraising days per campus and school year. During these exempt days, food and beverages that are provided and/or sold to students may not be done so in competition with breakfast and/or lunch service. In addition, the items should not be consumed in areas where reimbursable meals are sold and or consumed.

Guidelines for School Fundraisers:

Fundraisers conducted at GCISD schools must meet all nutritional requirements* according to the USDA’s Food and Nutrition Services Federal Code 7 CFR parts 2010 and 220 (FNS-2011-0019) and the Texas Department of Agriculture Administrative Code (Title 4, Part 1, Chapter 26 Subchapter A), and shall comply with one of the categories listed below:

  1. Food items that meet competitive food service nutrition standards. Smart Snacks: http://www.squaremeals.org/Programs/NationalSchoolLunchProgram/SmartSnacks.aspx
  2. Food items that are not intended to be consumed at school such as ready-to-bake cookie dough or ready-to-heat pizza
  3. Non-food items

Exempt Fundraisers:

Elementary and Middle Schools may sell food and/or beverages as part of a fundraiser that does not meet the Nutritional Requirements, as outlined above, during the school day for up to six (6) days per school year on each school campus. Such fundraisers must comply with the rules listed below:

  1. Food and beverages sold during an exempt fundraiser must not be sold in competition with school meal service (breakfast and lunch)
  2. Food and beverages sold during an exempt fundraiser must not be consumed in the school meal service area (i.e, school cafeteria).
On Campus Birthday Celebrations:
GCISD has developed guidelines surrounding food items provided for Birthday Celebrations. Please see link below for more information.
Wellness Tools for Schools:
We have a few outreach tools for PTA's, principals and school wellness advocates:
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Nutrition Services
5800 Colleyville Blvd., #A108
Colleyville, Texas 76034

 

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Friday 8 - 4 p.m.

Nondiscrimination Statement:

In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication Texas Department of Agriculture – February 26, 2020 Other Operational Issues 19.12 for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877- 8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English. To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at: How to File a Complaint, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by: (1) mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; (2) fax: (202) 690-7442; or (3) email: program.intake@usda.gov. This institution is an equal opportunity provider

Los demás programas de asistencia nutricional del FNS, las agencias estatales y locales, y sus beneficiarios secundarios, deben publicar el siguiente Aviso de No Discriminación: De conformidad con la Ley Federal de Derechos Civiles y los reglamentos y políticas de derechos civiles del Departamento de Agricultura de los EE. UU. (USDA, por sus siglas en inglés), se prohíbe que el USDA, sus agencias, oficinas, empleados e instituciones que participan o administran programas del USDA discriminen sobre la base de raza, color, nacionalidad, sexo, discapacidad, edad, o en represalia o venganza por actividades previas de derechos civiles en algún programa o actividad realizados o financiados por el USDA. Las personas con discapacidades que necesiten medios alternativos para la comunicación de la información del programa (por ejemplo, sistema Braille, letras grandes, cintas de audio, lenguaje de señas americano, etc.), deben ponerse en contacto con la agencia (estatal o local) en la que solicitaron los beneficios. Las personas sordas, con dificultades de audición o discapacidades del habla pueden comunicarse con el USDA por medio del Federal Relay Service [Servicio Federal de Retransmisión] al (800) 877-8339. Además, la información del programa se puede proporcionar en otros idiomas. Para presentar una denuncia de discriminación, complete el USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) que está disponible en línea en: How to File a Complaint y en cualquier oficina del USDA, o bien escriba una carta dirigida al USDA e incluya en la carta toda la información solicitada en el formulario. Para solicitar una copia del formulario de denuncia, llame al (866) 632-9992. Haga llegar su formulario lleno o carta al USDA por: (1) correo: U.S. Department of Agriculture Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights 1400 Independence Avenue, SW Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; (2) fax: (202) 690-7442; o (3) correo electrónico: program.intake@usda.gov. Esta institución es un proveedor que ofrece igualdad de oportunidades