USDA Smart Snack Interim Final Rule Effective July 1, 2014

Check to see if a food meets the new federal guidelines using this calculator: 

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PLANNING A FUND RAISER?

Guidelines are established by State & Federal Law concerning the sale of foods and beverages to students during the school day. 

"School Day" is defined as midnight before and 30 minutes after the end of the official school day

Use the following information to guide you to a choice that is compliant with State/Federal law and District policy.

Northridge Local School Board Policy  EFF - Food For Sale

Food Guidelines

The Alliance for a Healthier Generation Food Calculator is available to analyze a food item's suitability to be sold to students during school hours.  A nutrition facts panel and ingredient list for the product is needed to use the food calculator.  Retain documentation of any foods sold to students during the school day and submit to your building principal.  

Beverage Guidelines

Beverage nutrition standards can be found here.  The container size, nutrition facts, and ingredients are required to make a determination.  Retain documentation of any beverages sold to students during the school day and submit to your building principal.

The Ohio Department of Education has provided the following document to assist decision makers:  

ODE NUTRITION REQUIREMENTS FOR FOODS AND BEVERAGES SOLD DURING THE REGULAR SCHOOL DAY THROUGHOUT THE SCHOOL CAMPUS