has ended. Avoiding congestion as students seek to board buses or leave through a limited number of exits may be additional factors to consider.
The committee’s recommended standard applies specifically to after-school activities that are attended mainly by students and thus represent an extension of the regular school day. Many school-related activities take place in the late afternoon and evening and involve both students and adults or, in some instances, mainly adults. These include interscholastic sporting events, back-to-school nights, parent-teacher assocation meetings, and use of the school for adult activities such as adult athletic leagues.
Some students remain on the campus and proceed directly to their after-school activities, while others leave campus and return for these activities. Some food consumed during the after-school period is provided by the school, while in other cases it is provided by students or others.
Given that high school students are often expected to handle more responsibility, it is appropriate to give them more choice in the less formal environment after the school day. Tier 2 foods and beverages provide for an expanded variety while still maintaining nutrition standards.
Standard 13: For on-campus fund-raising activities during the school day, Tier 1 foods and beverages are allowed for elementary, middle, and high schools. Tier 2 foods and beverages are allowed for high schools after school. For evening and community activities that include adults, Tier 1 and 2 foods and beverages are encouraged.
Fund-raisers that include the use of foods and beverages should emphasize nutritious choices such as fruits or juices, vegetables, nuts, grain products, and nonfat and low-fat dairy products. The committee recognizes that there are many activities that involve both students and adults or, in some instances, mainly adults. These include interscholastic sport events, back-to-school nights, parent-teacher association meetings, and use of the school for specifically adult activities such as athletic leagues. The committee recognizes that attempting to regulate foods and beverages sold for fund-raising or offered at evening events attended by both students and adults is not practical and may not be desirable. However, the committee urges that when foods and beverages are included in such activities they be limited to items that meet Tier 1 and 2 standards.