BCBE Wellness Policy: Healthy Classroom Party Ideas:

  • Non-Food Activities Try celebrating with NO Food. This will allow you to focus on the children instead of the food! Ideas: The birthday boy/girl wears a crown all day or brings a book to be read aloud to the class. Bring age-appropriate party favors: coloring books, stickers, jump ropes, small toys, pencils, crayons, books, balls, playing cards, small stuffed animals, or homemade goody bags. Holiday Non-Food Celebration Ideas: Holiday stations with hands-on activities. Students rotate station-to-station creating bookmarks, greeting cards, relay games, dancing, etc. 

    Snack Food/Beverage Recommendations Fruits Apples, Orange Wedges, Pineapple, Bananas, Grapes, Kiwi, Strawberries Vegetables Baby carrots, bell pepper strips, sugar snap peas, cherry tomatoes, hummus, guacamole, salsa Snack-type foods Cheese Cubes, string cheese, whole grain crackers and pretzels, low-fat popcorn, baked chips and tortilla chips, low-sugar cereal, graham crackers, low-fat yogurt, 100% juice frozen bars Beverages Water! 100% fruit juice Honest Kids Juice Boxes Roaring Waters Juice Pouches.  **Snacks served must be individually (pre-packaged) from the vendor. 

Non Discriminating Policy

  • In accordance with federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex (including gender identity and sexual orientation), disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity.

    Program information may be made available in languages other than English. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication to obtain program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language), should contact the responsible state or local agency that administers the program or USDA’s TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TTY) or contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.

    To file a program discrimination complaint, a Complainant should complete a Form AD-3027, USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form which can be obtained online at: https://www.usda.gov/sites/default/files/documents/USDA-OASCR%20P-Complaint-Form-0508-0002-508-11-28-17Fax2Mail.pdf, from any USDA office, by calling (866) 632-9992, or by writing a letter addressed to USDA. The letter must contain the complainant’s name, address, telephone number, and a written description of the alleged discriminatory action in sufficient detail to inform the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights (ASCR) about the nature and date of an alleged civil rights violation. The completed AD-3027 form or letter must be submitted to USDA by:

    1. mail:
      U.S. Department of Agriculture
      Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
      1400 Independence Avenue, SW
      Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; or
    2. fax:
      (833) 256-1665 or (202) 690-7442; or
    3. email:

    This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

State and Federal Policies

  • Federal Compliance of Data

    The Child Nutrition Programs (CNP) section of the Alabama State Department of Education is in the process of ensuring compliance with federal civil rights regulations in School Meal Programs. The Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) requires all School Meal Program sponsors to collect race and ethnicity data of applicants and participants. The purpose of this data collection effort is to determine how effectively School Meal Programs are reaching potentially eligible students. Responses have no effect on eligibility.

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  • BCBE Wellness Policy

    Baldwin County Board of Education (hereto referred to as the District) is committed to the optimal development of every student.  The District believes that for students to have the opportunity to achieve personal, academic, developmental, and social success, we need to create positive, safe, and health-promoting learning environments at every level, in every setting, throughout the school year.  This policy outlines the District’s approach to ensuring environments and opportunities for all students to practice healthy eating and physical activity behaviors throughout the school day while minimizing commercial distractions.   

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  • Triennial Statement

    Background Information:

    To be compliant with the USDA final rule, at least once every three years, the district will assess the Local Wellness Policy. However, Local Education Agencies (LEAs) may assess their policy more frequently if they wish. 


    The district should designate a representative to lead the wellness policy assessment. This representative must publicly invite members from the community, schools, and the district to participate. Members of the district wellness committee who are completing the assessment of the Local Wellness Policy may use this template. Section 3 of this template should be copied and completed for each school. 

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