SFUSD Nutrition Guidelines
The SFUSD Nutrition Guidelines, developed by Student Nutrition Services (SNS) with input from child nutrition experts, describe the standards for all foods and beverages sold or served in school. These guidelines were updated in 2019 to provide more culturally relevant meals, incorporate current research and best practices around child nutrition, provide more guidance for adults, and to serve as a better resource.
SFUSD is proud to have some of the highest standards for school nutrition in the country. Our Nutrition Guidelines meet or exceed the standards outlined in federal, state, and local policies established by the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) and California Department of Education (CDE).
SFUSD Be Well Wellness Policy
Student Nutrition Services' Nutrition Guidelines make up one part of SFUSD's wellness policy. The focus on nourishing the whole child reaches beyond nutrition in school to mental and physical wellness both in the classroom and at home. Learn more about SFUSD's work towards district-wide wellness over the last nine years.
Where do the Guidelines Apply?
The Nutrition Guidelines apply to all foods and beverages sold or served to students, staff, and families during the school day starting from midnight before to thirty minutes after the end of the regularly scheduled afterschool programs. This includes but is not limited to:
- À la carte service in the cafeteria
- After school programs
- Classroom-based activities
- Donated food
- Field trips
- School meals
- School stores
- Snack bars and concession stands
- Staff and parent meeting
- Vending machines
SFUSD Wellness Policy
SFUSD's Wellness Policy provides all schools with a framework to actively promote the health and wellness of students, staff, and families. SFUSD’s Wellness Policy is aligned with the Whole School, Whole Community, Whole Child model. The policy is meant to inspire and empower a shift in culture that will increase healthy eating and physical activity among our students by creating environments that support healthy choices.
Food Provider Application (FPA)
The Food Provider Application is intended for any entity who wishes to sell, donate, or provide food and/or beverages to SFUSD students during the school day on a regular, ongoing basis. As part of the wellness policy, the goal of this application is to work collaboratively with all food providers to align nutrition and quality standards for the food and beverages offered to students. This application does not need to be completed for one-time events such as fundraisers, school celebrations, classroom parties, or parties who have approved contracts for services with SFUSD’s Student Nutrition Services.
This page was last updated on June 29, 2023