Louisiana - Competitive foods—MS: Federal requirement

Area: 
Federal Requirement
Policy Type: 
Statute
Summary: 

State law requires nutrition standards for food and beverages sold outside of school meals programs that do not meet Smart Snacks.

Louisiana Revised Statutes §17:197.1. Foods and beverages other than school breakfast or lunch in public elementary and secondary schools; legislative findings; restrictions

1) Except for beverages sold as part of the school food program operated pursuant to Subpart B of Part III of Chapter 1 of this Title, only the following types of beverages which, except for milk and water, may not exceed sixteen ounces in size, may be sold to students at public elementary and secondary schools or on the grounds of such schools at anytime during a period beginning one-half hour before the start of the school day and ending one-half hour after the end of the school day:

  • (a) Fruit juices or drinks that are composed of one hundred percent fruit juice or vegetable juice and that do not contain added natural or artificial sweeteners.
  • (b) Unsweetened flavored drinking water or unflavored drinking water.
  • (c) Low-fat milk, skim milk, flavored milk, and non-dairy milk.

Louisiana Revised Statutes §17:197.1. Foods and beverages other than school breakfast or lunch in public elementary and secondary schools; legislative findings; restrictions

(2) Notwithstanding any provision of law to the contrary, beginning the last ten minutes of each lunch period and except for beverages sold as part of the school food program operated pursuant to Subpart B of Part III of Chapter 1 of this Title, the selection of beverages offered for sale to students in public high schools, shall be comprised of the following:

  • (a) Bottled water.
  • (b) No-calorie or low-calorie beverages that contain up to ten calories per eight ounces.
  • (c) Up to twelve ounce servings of beverages that contain one hundred percent fruit juice with no added sweeteners and up to one hundred twenty calories per eight ounces.
  • (d) Up to twelve ounce servings of any other beverage that contains no more than sixty-six calories per eight ounces.
  • (e) At least fifty percent of non-milk beverages shall be water and no-calorie or low-calorie options that contain up toten calories per eight ounces.
  • (f) Low-fat milk, skim milk, and nondairy milk.

C. (1) Except for items sold as part of the school food program operated pursuant to Subpart B of Part III of Chapter 1 of this Title, food items which meet any of the following criteria shall not be sold to students at public elementary and secondary schools or on the grounds of public elementary and secondary schools at any time during a period beginning one-half hour before the start of the school day and ending one-half hour after the end of the school day:

  • (a) Food of minimal nutritional value as defined in Section 220.2 of Title 7 of the Code of Federal Regulation.
  • (b) Snacks or desserts that exceed one hundred fifty calories per serving, have more than thirty-five percent of their calories from fat, or have more than thirty grams of sugar per serving, except for unsweetened or uncoated seeds or nuts.

(2) Beginning the last ten minutes of each lunch period and except for food items sold as part of the school food program operated pursuant to Subpart B of Part III of Chapter 1 of this Title, the selection of food items offered for sale to students in public high schools shall be comprised of no more than fifty percent of the food items which meet any of the criteria listed in Paragraph (1) of this Subsection.

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