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The Los Angeles Unified School District recently began to fully implement a "Blueprint for Wellness" in order to meet the requirements of the federal law under the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010.  This means that all food and beverages sold or served to students during the school day must meet specific nutritional standards. 

Birthday Celebrations

The teachers and staff at Nevada Avenue Elementary are committed to teaching our students about healthy living.  That in addition to the District's Health and Wellness policy and the growing number of students with food allergies, we will no longer be celebrating students' birthdays with food or edible treats.  Students will not be allowed to eat cupcakes and unhealthy foods during the instructional day.  Parents may want to send your child with non-edible treats - such as pencils, stickers, books.  You many choose to donate a book to the school library in honor of your child's birthday.  Please do not send cupcakes, cakes, unhealthy food, goodies or balloons to school on birthdays as they will not be delivered to classrooms during the instructional day.  Only items on the "Approved Snacks" and "Approved Beverage" lists may be served to children during the school day.  No "party" or event may compete with the School Breakfast Program or National School Lunch Program.  Based on our commitment to preserving instructional time, we will not have birthday celebrations at school.     

We thank you in advance for supporting healthy eating habits and focusing on instruction with our students.