Calhoun County ISD shares information regarding outside food deliveries

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Calhoun County ISD shares information regarding outside food deliveries
Posted on 08/23/2016

Calhoun County ISD would like students, parents and local businesses to be aware of a regulation that restricts outside food deliveries to children by food establishments and/or vendors during the school day, unless brought by a parent or guardian.

Students are not permitted to order food items from school to be delivered to their campus during the school day. Per US Department of Agriculture (USDA), the school day is defined as the period from midnight before the official instructional day to 30 minutes after the end of the official instructional day. (Instructional times are listed below.)

  • CHS, Travis and Hope High: 8:00 a.m. – 3:55 p.m.
  • HJM, JR, POC and Seadrift: 7:45 a.m. – 3:35 p.m.

Any food sold to a student that competes with the school’s operation of the School Breakfast and Lunch Program is considered competitive food.  

Per the USDA and Texas Department of Agriculture (TDA) Competitive Food and Beverage Nutrition Standards, parents and\or guardians are allowed to provide\deliver outside food items for their child(ren) only.

Regulations state that parents may order and pay for food and/or beverages off site only. No cash or payment transactions may be made on school campuses. The parent\guardian and\or designee (may not be an employee of a food establishment) must drop off food at the front office and the food must be labeled with the name of their child(ren).

Questions about this regulation can be directed to Calhoun County ISD’s Child Nutrition General Manager, Nicole Nguyen at 361.552.5356.