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Sherman Elementary School

Treats in the Classroom

If you are bringing classroom treats…Thank you!  Please follow the Tacoma School District’s Policy:

Treats in the Classroom -  Regulation 6700R

Food used in classes is an important part of the learning environment. Curriculum and
activities that involve food should be handled in a safe environment and be appropriate for the
students involved. Foods produced as a part of a student learning experience will be exempt
from the nutrition requirements in this regulation, but healthy foods meeting the district’s
current nutrition standard should be used.

Food items sold or offered to students outside of the classroom, during the school day, must comply with the nutrition standards in this regulation.

Outside food brought into the school and/or classes shall be unopened, commercially processed
and commercially pre-packaged, requiring no preparation. If the food item requires
refrigeration, it must be consumed within two hours.

Food used as a classroom reward or incentive must comply with the nutrition standards in this

Parents and teachers shall encourage use of foods and/or beverages that comply with the
nutrition standards in this regulation for school/classroom parties. They will be encouraged to
offer no more than one food or beverage that does not meet the nutrition standard for parties.

Foods of minimal nutritional value are not allowed during the school day. This includes, but is
not limited to, soft drinks, water ices, chewing gum, and certain types of candies (hard candies,
jellies and gums, marshmallow candies, fondant, licorice, spun candy, and candy-coated