Nutrition Guidelines

February/March 2017


Success with New Year Resolutions 

  1. Be Focused: Start with a goal that is easy to accomplish. Eat healthy, don’t skip break-fast and plan your snacks. That way you don’t overeat at lunch or dinner.
  2. Break Down the Steps: Start by adding one healthy item to Breakfast, lunch, dinner and snack time.
  3. Try the Morning: Start your day with an easy activity like a quick walk around the school yard.
  4. Add a Positive: Instead of taking something away, think about new behaviors that could make you healthier. Like adding a vegetable to your lunch, dinner or snack.
  5. Create a Cue: At night, create reminders for yourself. Get your homework together and add a note on top to make a positive choice at school.
  6. Cast an Anchor: Attach your new behavior to an activity you already do.
  7. Find Your Tribe: Find a friend to join you on a walk, to have a snack with, or to help each other make positive choices.

December/January, 2016/2017

In general:

  • Keep a bowl of whole fruit on the table, counter, or in the refrigerator.
  • Refrigerate cut-up fruit to store for later.
  • Buy fresh fruits in season when they may be less expensive and at their peak flavor.
  • Buy fruits that are dried, frozen, and canned (in water or 100% juice) as well as fresh, so that you always have a supply on hand
  • Consider convenience when shopping. Try pre -cut packages of fruit (such as melon or pineapple chunks) for a
  • healthy snack in seconds. Choose packaged fruits that do not have added sugars.

For the best nutritional value:

  • Make most of your choices whole or cut-up fruit rather than juice, for the benefits dietary fiber provides.
  • Select fruits with more potassium often, such as bananas, prunes and prune juice, dried peaches and apricots, and orange juice.
  • When choosing canned fruits, select fruit canned in 100% fruit juice or water rather than syrup.
  • Vary your fruit choices. Fruits differ in nutrient content.

Keep it safe:

  • Rinse fruits before preparing or eating them. Under clean, running water, rub fruits briskly with your hands to remove dirt and surface microorganisms. Dry with a clean cloth, towel or paper towel after rinsing.
Keep fruits separate from raw meat, poultry and seafood while shopping, preparing, or storing.


October/November, 2016

All of SGUSD Elementary Schools are following the new State and Federal Nutrition Guidelines. All school breakfast, lunch & snacks follow these guidelines. The key is serving size and limiting fat, sugar & sodium.


What does this mean for you and your child?


SGUSD Elementary Schools have ended all birthday parties at school. Please do not bring cupcakes or pizza to school. We will still celebrate your child, but without food. Classrooms are limited to 3 parties a year. This will be decided by the teacher. Students are not to bring chips, candy, or unhealthy snacks to school. Gatorade and other sugary drinks are not allowed. Please provide your child with a bottle of water or they may use our fountains.


You may go to to use the Smart Snack Product Calculator in Step 3 to help determine if your snack is a healthy school choice.


Thank you for your support!