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Fundraising

School fundraisers are time-honored traditions that help support our school activities across the nation and here in Fort Bend ISD. Under new nutrition standards established by the U.S. Department of Agriculture as part of the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act, we will strive to balance the needs of schools to conduct occasional fundraisers, while still ensuring the students have access to healthier food and beverages during the school day.

Fort Bend ISD’s Child Nutrition Department has worked diligently to ensure that the District’s menus comply with the new standards, which have an implementation date of July 1, 2014.

As part of these new standards, FBISD’s competitive foods fundraising and a la carte sales will be impacted. Per the Texas Department of Agriculture, no school fundraisers will be exempt from following the new program regulations, and all fundraising efforts are required to meet the new standards.
 

New Nutrition Standards Apply to All Food Sold or Served: 

  • Outside the school meal program
  • On the school campus
  • A la carte in the cafeteria
  • In school stores
  • Snack bars
  • Vending Machines
  • All other venues on campus
  • At any time during the school day

Nutrient Breakdown Chart

NUTRIENT

 ENTRÉE

 SNACK / SIDE

Calories< 350< 200
Sodium
Effective Dates * 
< 480 mg
 
< 230 mg / < 200 mg
* 6/2016        7/2016
Total Sugar< 35% of weight< 35% of weight 
Total Fat < 35% total calories< 35% total calories 
Saturated / Trans Fat < 10% total calories
Zero grams (< 0.5g) 
< 10% total calories
Zero grams (< 0.5g) 
 
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