WOODBURY – Outside foods will no longer be allowed to be brought in for classroom celebrations per a new policy rolled out by Region 14.
In a letter emailed to parents and guardians of Region 14 students on Monday, Superintendent of Schools Anna Cutaia-Leonard said any food used in classroom celebrations must be purchased through the Region 14 Food Services Department.
“While some districts have moved to banning food-based celebrations, we in Region 14 have maintained this tradition while at the same time making them healthier in remaining within an agreed upon list of items,” Cutaia-Leonard said in the letter.
Parents and guardians wanting to have a birthday celebration for their child with food or classrooms looking to have a holiday celebration with food must order from a list of 12 items at least one week in advance. The food items – ranging from “Fresh Vegetable platter with Dipping Sauce” to Baked Lays to “Linden’s Cookies Chocolate Chip Mini Cookies.” – cost $1 per student.
Parents and guardians replying to a Facebook post by Just Woodbury have not embraced the new policy, for a variety of reasons:
Linden’s does not list nutritional information on its website.
Nutritional information for the “Otis Spunkmeyer Value Zone Chocolate Chip Cookies Dough 1 Ounce” was found on the FoodServiceDirect.com website.
The letter and order form are embedded below.Classroom Celebrations 2017