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All Foods Sold in School

New USDA "Smart Snacks in School" Policy
 
The USDA has established new Federal nutrition standards called "Smart Snacks".  The nutrition standards apply to all foods and beverages sold to students outside the school meal programs on the school campus during the school day.

These science-based nutrition standards promote a healthy school environment and apply to all foods sold to students anywhere on campus during the school day, such as:
  • A la carte cafeteria sales
  • School stores
  • Snack bars
  • Vending machines
  • Fundraisers

 

Fundraising

The new USDA 'Nutrition Standards for All Foods Sold in School' will affect fundraising of all food & beverage items sold on campus during the school day. Schools will be allowed to have food fundraisers on campus during the school day as long as the fundraisers adhere to the USDA Smart Snacks requirements.  Food & beverage items that do not meet the nutrition standards for Smart Snacks must be sold outside of the school day. 

However, local policy offers flexibility for special exemptions for the purpose of conducting infrequent-school sponsored fundraisers in which foods that do not meet the nutrition standards may be sold.  Each school campus is allowed up to a maximum of 6 exempt fundraising days per school year, however local policies must be adhered to during these exempt days (see Local Wellness Policy/Wellness Plan).

No food of any type may be sold to students anywhere on campus during a meal service period in which reimbursable meals are sold or consumed - even on exempt days.

The following are additional examples of allowable fundraisers:

  • Any non-food items
  • Any food items sold outside of the school day or off of the school campus
  • Any food items not intended for consumption at school (cookie dough or frozen pizza to be prepared at home)
  • Foods sold in areas not accessible to students (teachers lounge)
  • Items sold to 'non' students

 

These standards do not apply to foods given away for free, such as for birthday parties or school celebrations.