Wellness, Celebrations & Educational Experiences with Food

Wellness, Celebrations & Educational Experiences with Food

Effective April 22, 2013, Enfield Public Schools is enforcing the following in keeping with the EPS BOE policies 5141.25 & 6142.

  1. No home baked foods of any kind may be brought into school to share.
  2. Celebrations, which include the consumption of shared food, are limited to one per month in each class and must include healthy choices
  3. Pre-approval to have an educational experience during which food is to be shared must be given by the principal
  4. All parents/guardians must be given prior written notice (i.e. pizza from XYZ) every time food is to be shared for a celebration or educational experience.
  5. Any food purchased in a store or bakery must be brought to the nurse’s office for approval with the following conditions:
    1.  Food must be in the original and sealed packaging (i.e. individual cracker packages must be brought in the multi package)
    2.  Ingredients must be clearly visible (for the nurse to read)
  6. No beverages other than water are allowed outside of lunch in classes, study halls or hallways.

Please note this does not affect a student’s individual snack or lunch brought from home.  These steps are for food shared at school.