Topic is not addressed in state statutes or regulations, but is addressed in non-codified policy.
Model Local Wellness Policy Procedures
This model local wellness policy from the Missouri School Board Association addresses that food and beverages provided by the district or made available to students will meet or exceed the Smart Snacks nutrition Standard, including food and beverages served for celebrations, classroom parties, and birthdays. The model policy also says that districts will provide families and district employees with a list of foods and beverages that meet the nutrition Standard and other healthy part ideas.
The document provides an example of a school party or celebration policy from the North Carolina Division of Public Health and Department of Public Instruction. The document describes strategies to provide healthy and/or non-food options to celebrate and the role of healthy school celebrations policies.