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 FBISD Wellness Policy, all food sales during the school day must meet all Local, State, and Federal Nutrition Guidelines. 
     

    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) 
     
     

    Elementary Schools:

    At the elementary school level, competitive (fundraising) foods and snacks are not allowed to be sold or served to students anywhere on school premises throughout the school day, until the end of the last scheduled class period.
     

    Middle Schools:

    At the middle school level, competitive (fundraising) foods and snacks are not allowed to be sold or served to students anywhere on school premises from 30 minutes before to 30 minutes after meal periods. 
     

    High Schools:

    At the high school level, competitive (fundraising) foods and snacks may be sold or served at any time during the school day, including during the lunch period, provided they are not sold or made available in the area where cafeteria meals are being sold or consumed. For example, at a high school, the cafeteria and commons area would be off limits during the meal period. Organizations shall be allowed to sell at breakfast three days per week and lunch one day per week.

    OR

    Organizations shall be allowed to sell at breakfast one day per week and lunch three days per week.

    AND

    One outside vendor’s potentially hazardous food product shall be allowed to be sold one day per week. (Potentially hazardous products are defined as any food product containing meat, cheese, milk, eggs, or other dairy product, etc. such as Pizza, Chicken and Yogurt.) All nutritional information shall be in compliance with all regulations. Organizations may rotate products on a weekly basis.
    • DECA marketing class projects shall comply with new Federal nutrient standards, Texas Administrative Code and all local policies and procedures.
    • All food sale and service during the school day shall be in compliance with the Federal Nutrient Standards, Texas Administrative Code and the Texas Department of Health and all local policies and procedures.
    • Food sales or service outside the school day are not subject to these procedures or the Texas Administrative Code. However, these sales or service shall be in compliance with the Texas Department of Health Policies and procedures at all times. 

    New guidelines will be effective July 1, 2014, as a result of the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act signed into law in 2010.

    View important additional information found on the Business and Finance / Fundraiser webpage.
     
    Smart Snacks In School
  • In accordance with federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex (including gender identity and sexual orientation), disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity.

    Program information may be made available in languages other than English. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication to obtain program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language), should contact the responsible state or local agency that administers the program or USDA’s TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TTY) or contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.

    To file a program discrimination complaint, a Complainant should complete a Form AD-3027, USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form which can be obtained online at: https://www.usda.gov/sites/default/files/documents/ad-3027.pdf, from any USDA office, by calling (866) 632-9992, or by writing a letter addressed to USDA. The letter must contain the complainant’s name, address, telephone number, and a written description of the alleged discriminatory action in sufficient detail to inform the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights (ASCR) about the nature and date of an alleged civil rights violation. The completed AD-3027 form or letter must be submitted 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; or

    2. fax:
    (833) 256-1665 or (202) 690-7442; or

    3. email:
    Program.Intake@usda.gov

    This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

Helpful Links

  • Fundraising Guidelines
  • Smart Snack Calculator
  • FBISD Wellness Policy
  • Business & Finance/Fundraisers