Arkansas - Competitive foods—ES: Federal requirement

Area: 
Federal Requirement
Policy Type: 
regulation; standard
Summary: 

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

Arkansas 005 01 CARR 008 Nutrition and Physical Activity Standards

8.01.3.4 Food and beverages sold shall be compliant with Smart Snacks regulations, and carbonated and sweetened non-carbonated beverages shall be restricted to no more than twelve (12) ounces per container and fifty-five (55) milligrams of caffeine per serving.


Arkansas 005 01 CARR 008 Nutrition and Physical Activity Standards

9.01 The Arkansas nutrition standards will apply to all food and beverages served, provided, or sold to students on elementary, middle, junior high and high school campuses (except the reimbursable school meals, which are governed by U.S.D.A. federal regulations). All schools will be required to meet federal Smart Snacks regulations and document compliance using the Alliance for a Healthier Generation Smart Snacks Calculator.

9.02 A list of the maximum portion size restrictions and nutrition standards will be made available to school districts. This list will apply to all food and beverages served, provided, or sold to students during the school day at any school site with the exception of reimbursable school meals which have nutrition standards governed by the federal law and regulations.

  • 9.02.1 Prior to each school year, on or before April 1, the updated list of maximum portion sizes and nutrition standards for food and beverages will be developed by the Arkansas Child Health Advisory Committee and distributed by the Arkansas Department of Education via Commissioner's Memo.

Arkansas Department of Education Commissioners Memo CNU-17-043

Competitive Foods/Beverages sold anywhere on the school campus from midnight until 30 minutes after the end of the school day must meet both these Arkansas Nutrition Standards and the USDA Smart Snacks Regulations as well as not exceeding the product specific Maximum Portion Sizes.

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