New Jersey - Competitive foods—ES: Federal requirement

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

N.J.A.C. 2:36-1.8 Nutrition standards

(b) Nutrition standards for all competitive foods shall comply with 7 CFR 210.11 and 220.12 and the Competitive Food Policy, as referenced in N.J.A.C. 2:36-1.11.

N.J.A.C. 2:36-1.11 Definitions

(a) All competitive food sold to students on the school campus during the school day must meet the nutrition standards specified in 7 CFR 210.11 and 220.12.

N.J.A.C. 2:36-1.11 Definitions

(c) All snack and beverage items, sold anywhere on the school campus during the school day, including items sold in a la carte lines, vending machines, snack bars, school stores, and fundraisers or served in the reimbursable After School Snack Program, shall meet the standards delineated in this competitive food policy and the standards established by USDA for competitive foods, found at 7 CFR 210.11 and 220.12, incorporated herein by reference. The USDA standards provide general nutrition standards for competitive foods, the exemptions to these standards, and specific standards for grains, fat, sugar, calorie, sodium, and accompaniments. All schools must comply with these Federal regulatory standards.

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