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Coming Soon!  Smart Snacks in School
A preview to USDA’s “All Foods Sold in Schools” Standards

USDA recently published practical, science-based nutrition standards, required by the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010, for snack foods and beverages sold to children at school during the school day, to be effective July 1, 2014.  This includes all foods and beverages sold a la carte in the cafeteria, school stores, and vending machines.

Nutrition Standards for Foods Sold Outside of School Meals:

● Any food sold in schools must:

• Be a “whole grain-rich” grain product; or

• Have as the first ingredient a fruit, a vegetable, a dairy product, or a protein food; or

• Be a combination food that contains at least ¼ cup of fruit and/or vegetable; or

• Contain 10% of the Daily Value (DV) of one of the nutrients of public health concern in the 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans (calcium, potassium, vitamin D, or dietary fiber).*

● Foods must also meet several nutrient requirements, including zero grams of trans fat:


Calorie Limits

Sodium Limits

Total Fat

Sat Fat

Sugar Limit

Snack Items

≤ 200 calories

≤ 230 mg**

≤35% of calories

< 10% of calories

≤ 35% of weight from total sugars in foods

Entrée Items

≤ 350 calories

≤ 480 mg

≤35% of calories

< 10% of calories

≤ 35% of weight from total sugars in foods

*On July 1, 2016, foods may not qualify using the 10% DV criteria. **On July 1, 2016, snack items must contain ≤ 200 mg sodium per item

Nutrition Standards for Beverages

● All schools may sell:

• Plain water (with or without carbonation)

• Unflavored low fat milk

• Unflavored or flavored fat free milk

• 100% fruit or vegetable juice and

• 100% fruit or vegetable juice diluted with water (with or without carbonation), and no added sweeteners.

Elementary schools may sell up to 8-ounce portions, while middle schools and high schools may sell up to 12-ounce portions of milk and juice. There is no portion size limit for plain water.

Beyond this, the standards allow additional “no calorie” and “lower calorie” beverage options for high school students.

• No more than 20-ounce portions of:

• Calorie-free, flavored water (with or without carbonation); and

• Other flavored and/or carbonated beverages that are labeled to contain < 5 calories per 8 fluid ounces or ≤ 10 calories per 20 fluid ounces.

• No more than 12-ounce portions of:

• Beverages with ≤ 40 calories per 8 fluid ounces, or ≤ 60 calories per 12 fluid ounces.

Other Requirements

• The standards do not apply during non-school hours, on weekends and at off-campus fundraising events.

• Accompaniments such as salad dressing must be included in the nutrient profile as partof the food item sold.

To find the standards online, simply go to http://www.regulations.gov and search by the docket number, which is FNS-2011-0019, or you may type in the name of the rule “Nutrition Standards for All Foods.”

We buy local!  All Schools in Fulton County served Georgia Grown Romaine Lettuce during lunch in April 2014!

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