Triennial Wellness Plan Update for the 2022-2023 School Year:

GCISD School Health Advisory Council, school staff and administrators review and assess the District Wellness Plan every 3 years in order to ensure objectives are met and the current language reflects the health and wellness goals of the district. The district Wellness Plan will undergo the next triennial assessment during the 2022-2023 school year. The assessment includes review from district stakeholders such as the local School Health Advisory Council (SHAC), district employees and administrators. The assessment begins January 2023. Any recommended changes to the plan must be approved first by the SHAC and then brought forth to the GCISD Board of Trustees for final approval. The Wellness Plan is a district owned document and the role of GCISD Nutrition Services is to ensure the triennial assessment occurs based upon current State and Federal Child Nutrition Program requirements. The department also ensures the content that applies specifically to Food and Nutrition is updated in this document as needed during these assessments. Departments with sections included in the District Wellness Plan oversee the specific content included in the document.

The plan was last assessed during the 2019-2020 school you. 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:
  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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