Texas Department of Agriculture Whole Grain-Rich Exemption
DSISD received an exemption from TDA to substitute enriched grain products in lieu of whole grain-rich products for the 2016-2017 school year. For a complete list of these products please click on this link.
Foods From Home
Foods sent from home for an individual child’s consumption are not restricted. However, parents are not allowed to send food for other students’ consumption unless they meet the Department of Agriculture guidelines. The rules affect the types of foods and the portions allowed.
The DSISD Wellness Policy allows schools to designate three days for class parties with refreshments that don’t meet the state or federal standards regarding competitive foods. In Dripping Springs ISD, those dates are determined by campus administration.
The DSISD Wellness Policy prohibits fundraising through the sale of food during the school day at Elementary schools. For Middle schools and High schools, fundraising is prohibited where program meals are sold or consumed.
The Texas Department of Agriculture has developed a list of ideas for non-food fundraising that is available at Downloadable TDA Publications.