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1. Please rank the school system's level of transparency about a la carte items sold in schools.Score
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4 - The school system's web site has a list of brand names and varieties of a la carte foods (e.g., "Doritos" and not "chips") or includes those items on regular menu (with or without specifying brand names) or there are no a la carte foods sold that are not part of the regular menu.
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3 - The school system's web site has a separate list of a la carte items with general names but not brand names that is easy to find.
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2 - A la carte items are included within a separate section under nutritional information or are difficult to locate in a link that parents would not be likely to find.
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1 - A la carte items are mixed in with all items under nutritional information.
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0 - A la carte items are not mentioned on the school's web site.
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2. Please rank the school system's level of transparency about nutritional information on all food sold in schools on its web site.
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4 - Full nutrition facts (including grams of sugar) and ingredient lists are easily found for all foods served.
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3 - Nutritional information (but not full nutrition facts labels) and ingredient lists can be found for most meals and a la carte foods or nutrition facts labels are available for all meal and a la carte foods.
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2 - Nutrition facts label is available for most meals (but not a la carte foods) but not ingredient lists.
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1 - Nutrient and allergen information is available for all meal foods (protein, carbohyrates, fats, saturated fat, calories, fiber, cholesterol, milk, egg, peanut, tree nuts, fish, shellfish, soy, wheat)
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0 - Nutritional information cannot be found.
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3. Please rank the school system's vending machines on the following criteria.
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4 - No vending machines or all vending machines are compliant with Smart Snacks in Schools Standards 24 hours a day.
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3 - Vending machines vending machines are smart snacks compliant for beverages 24 hours a day.
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2 - There are no vending machines in elementary schools; middle and high schools are compliant with federal law.
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1 - Vending machines comply with state and federal law (Smart Snacks compliant from midnight to 30 minutes after the end of the school day).
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0 - Vending machines are non-compliant with state or federal law.
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4. Please rank the wellness committee, council or school health council in the school system.
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4 - Standing committee with 50% non-school system employees, 25% parent participation, and committee member names and information on committee can be found easily on school system web site. Meets at least 4 times a year. Committee has the power to revise the wellness policy and/or procedures/regulations pending board/administration approval.
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3 - Standing committee with at least 20% parent participation and committee member names and information on committee can be found easily on school system web site. Meets at least 3 times a year. Committee has the power to revise the wellness policy and/or procedures/regulations pending board/administration approval.
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2 - There is a standing committee that addresses a range of issues, including nutritional value of school food with at least 1 parent member who is not also a school system employee.
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1 - Either there is a standing wellness committee or school health council without a parent member or ad hoc committees are formed to write or review the wellness policy.
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0 - There have been no standing or ad hoc wellness committees in the last 3 years.
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5. Please rank the availability of potable water and water bottles for student usage in the school system.
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4 - Water bottles are on all supply lists, there is a policy allowing children to keep and access water bottles somewhere in all classrooms in all grades and there is a source of fresh, potable water in the cafeteria (and not only in the hall outside of it).
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3 - There is a policy allowing children to keep and access water bottles somewhere in all classrooms in all grades and there is a source of fresh, potable water in the cafeteria (and not only in the hall outside of it).
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2 - There is a source of fresh, potable water in all cafeterias (and not only in the hall outside of it) and there is no policy expressly forbidding water bottles in any school or in the entire school system.
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1 - All schools meet federal and state law regarding accessibility of water in cafeterias (fountains may be in hall outside cafeterias).
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0 - School system does not meet federal or state law regarding accessibility of water in cafeterias.
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6. Please rank the availability of farm-to-school programs in the school.
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4 - There is at least one week of farm-to-school programming and at least 20% of food (excluding milk) is locally-sourced on a regular basis.
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3 - There is at least one week of farm-to-school programming and at least 14% of food (excluding milk) is locally-sourced.
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2 - There is at least one week of farm-to-school programming and at least 8% of food (excluding milk) is locally-sourced.
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1 - There is at least one week of farm-to-school programming and a minimum of 2% of food (excluding milk) is locally-sourced.
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0 - Less than 2% of food is locally-sourced or numbers are not reported.
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7. Please rank the amount of food that is scratch-cooked in the cafeterias or central kitchen.
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4 - 40% of lunch entrées are scratch cooked
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3 - 30% of lunch entrées are scratch cooked
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2 - 20% of lunch entrées are scratch cooked
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1 - 10% of lunch entrées are scratch cooked
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0 - Less than 10% of lunch entrées are scratch cooked.
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8. Please rank the lunch menu variety in elementary schools and repetition of meals at all schools.
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4 - A minimum of 30 different entrées offered throughout the month in elementary schools (ES) AND pizza is offered no more often than 2x/week in secondary schools and no more than once every 1x/week in ES, french fries, hamburgers and hot dogs are offered no more than once/week at all levels.
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3 - A minimum of 25 different entrées offered throughout the month in ES OR pizza is offered no more often than 2x/week in secondary schools and no more than once every 1x/week in ES, french fries, hamburgers and hot dogs are offered no more than once/week at all levels.
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2 - A minimum of 20 different entrées offered throughout the month in ES OR pizza is offered no more often than 2x/week in secondary schools and no more than once every 1x/week in ES, french fries, hamburgers and hot dogs are offered no more than twice/week at all levels.
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1 – A minimum of 15 different entrées offered throughout the month in ES.
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0 - 14 or fewer different entrées are offered throughout the month in ES.
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9. Please rank the existence of a policy limiting added sugar in the school system.
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4 - The school system has a policy limiting added sugar by meal to levels recommended in the Dietary Guidelines for Americans (no more than 10% of total calories).
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3 - The school system has a policy limiting sugar loads in a la carte or other foods that is more strict than the federal law of no more than 35% sugar by weight.
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2 - The school system has a policy regarding sugar that complies with federal law for snacks.
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1 - There is a sugar policy that is less strong than federal law or there is no policy but all foods sold are compliant with federal law.
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0 - The school system does not meet standards for the federal law for snacks.
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10. Please describe the state of salad bars in the school system's cafeterias.
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4 - 75% of schools offer salad bars OR all schools offer at least 6 choices of fruit and vegetables daily for lunch that are not potatoes, juice, sorbet, Craisins or a salad consisting primarily of iceberg lettuce (apples and oranges must be served sliced at ES level). No more than 1 of the above 6 choices/day may be canned/preserved/dried (eg., apple sauce, canned fruit, raisins, canned vegetables).
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3 - 50% of schools have salad bars that offer at least 4 different vegetables daily and are part of the Free and Reduced Meals Program AND all elementary schools offer apples and oranges cut up whenever offered.
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2 - Some schools (at least 10%) have salad bars that offer at least 4 different vegetables daily and are part of the Free and Reduced Meals Program OR all elementary schools offer apples and oranges cut up whenever offered.
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1 - Some schools have salad bars but they do not meet any of the criteria above OR 50% of elementary schools offer apples and oranges cut up whenever offered.
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0 - There are no salad bars in the schools.
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11. Please describe any policies prohibiting artificial colors, flavors and other harmful chemicals in school food.
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4 - The school system's wellness policy prohibits all artificial colors and some additional chemicals or artificial flavors.
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3 - The school system has a policy (that is not in the wellness policy) that prohibits all artificial colors and some additional chemicals or artificial flavors.
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2 - The school system has a policy that may or may not be in the wellness policy that prohibits some artificial colors and some additional chemicals or artificial flavors.
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1 - The school system has a policy that may or may not be in the wellness policy that complies with federal law with regard to trans fats, sodium and caffeine.
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0 - There is no policy regarding artificial colors, flavors or other harmful chemicals in school food and the wellness policy does not comply with federal law.
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12. Please describe any policies limiting marketing of foods of minimal nutritional value in the school district.
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4 - The school system has a policy that prohibits marketing of foods and beverages that do not meet the Smart Snacks in Schools standards consistent with the Local School Wellness Policy Implementation under the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010. In addition, advertising of corporate brands is prohibited unless every food or beverage product manufactured, sold or distributed under the corporate brand name is Smart Snacks compliant.
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3 - The school system has a policy that prohibits marketing of foods and beverages that do not meet the Smart Snacks in Schools standards consistent with the Local School Wellness Policy Implementation under the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010. In addition, advertising of corporate brands is prohibited for companies who primarily sell food and whose food is primarily non-Smart Snacks compliant.
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2 - The school system has a policy that prohibits marketing of foods and beverages that do not meet the Smart Snacks in Schools standards consistent with the Local School Wellness Policy Implementation under the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010 and gives at least three examples of the types of marketing that are prohibited [e.g., corporate incentive programs, sponsorships, coupons, branded materials (i.e., books, school supplies, uniforms), branded fundraisers, signs, posters, vending machine fronts, in-school TV/radio].
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1 - The school system has a policy that prohibits marketing of foods and beverages that do not meet the Smart Snacks in Schools standards consistent with the Local School Wellness Policy Implementation under the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010 (i.e., a policy for food and beverage marketing that allows marketing and advertising of only those foods and beverages that meet the Smart Snacks in School nutrition standards and that prohibits fundraisers that do not meet Smart Snacks standards during the school day) but does not give examples of the types of marketing that are prohibited.
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0 - There is no policy prohibiting the advertising of non-Smart Snacks compliant foods.
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