The Portland Board of Public Education has recently adopted a new set
of wellness related policies, including nutrition guidelines, available
on this page.
Healthier US School Challenge has a compliant
products calculator. Visit their website here, select gold award level,
and enter the information from the nutrition label on the food you wish
to check. The site will tell you whether the products meets their
standard which has been selected by Portland Schools for food.
Alliance for a Healthier Generation has a compliant product
calculator. Visit their website here, and enter the information from
the nutrition label on the beverage you wish to check. The site will
tell you whether the products meet their standard, which has been
selected by Portland Schools for beverages. (Please keep in mind,
this standard and calculator do allow low calorie soda products which
are not allowed under the Portland Schools policies.)
designee for oversight, regulation, and program assistance for all
school food programs. Site includes data, information, policy, forms,
guidance, and news.
body overseeing school food programs, policies, and regulations. Site
includes data, information, policies, guidance, and news.
Portland-based community organization committed to reducing the obesity
epidemic in the United States. Provides resources, tips, ideas,
activities, and other resources for parents and families about
program of the American Heart Association and the Clinton Foundation
committed to improving child health. Contains resources for parents and
families for healthy living.
Lady, Michelle Obama’s initiative to solve the childhood obesity
epidemic. Site provides tips, information, and resources to support
parents in the areas of physical activity and healthy eating.