Childhood obesity has reached epidemic proportions in the United States. Since we are an educational institution, nutrition has long been part of the curriculum and now it has become a policy recently adopted and more formally referred to as our "Nutrition Policy". The Berkeley Heights School District is now in full compliance with the State's Student Wellness & Nutrition Policy (P.L. 2007, Chatper 45).
The policy restricts the foods and beverages which may be served to students during the school day. This includes foods offered by the food service department and foods offered to the entire class for parties and snack. Suggested alternatives to the heavily sugared and salted snacks are shared in the following documents.
Acceptable Foods and Beverages