New Mexico - Competitive foods—MS: Federal requirement

Area: 
Federal Requirement
Policy Type: 
Regulation
Summary: 

State law requires that food and beverages sold outside of school meal program meet federal Smart Snacks nutrition standards.

New Mexico Administrative Code 6.12.5.8 IMPLEMENTATION OF FEDERAL REQUIREMENTS FOR COMPETITIVE FOODS

A. Terms defined by federal laws and regulations. Terms defined in United States agriculture department competitive foods rules at 7 CFR 210.11and 7 CFR 210.11a implementing the all foods sold in schools and smart snacks provisions of the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010, the Richard B. Russell National School Lunch Act and the Child Nutrition Act of 1966 are incorporated for purposes of these rules.

B. Federal law, rule and guidance limitations regarding beverages and foods sold in schools shall govern the participation in and implementation of New Mexico school meal programs authorized by the Richard B. Russell National School Lunch Act and the Child Nutrition Act of 1966, except that the public education department shall set a limit on the number of fundraisers permitted on a school campus during each school term. A fundraiser is a sale on a school campus to benefit a school or school organization of beverage or food products limited by a United States department of agriculture school meal program for use, consumption or sale during the school day. No fundraiser may be conducted in competition with school meals in the food service area during meal service. A fundraiser may be conducted only for up to one school day on two occasions per semester or trimester term in a school that participates in United States department of agriculture school meal programs.


New Mexico Administrative Code 6.12.6.8 REQUIREMENTS:

D. The wellness policy shall include, but shall not be limited to:

  • (4) nutrition guidelines meeting standards established by federal rules at 7 CFR 210.11 and 7 CFR 210.11a, the Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010, the Richard B. Russell National School Lunch Act and the Child Nutrition Act of 1966;
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