Washington - Competitive foods—ES: Federal requirement

Area: 
Federal Requirement
Policy Type: 
Statute
Summary: 

State law recommends nutrition standards for food and beverages sold outside of school meal programs.

RCW 28A.210.365

It is the goal of Washington state to ensure that:
(2) By 2010, only healthy food and beverages provided by schools during school hours or for school-sponsored activities shall be available on school campuses. Minimum standards for available food and beverages, except food served as part of a United States department of agriculture meal program, are:

  • (a) Not more than thirty-five percent of its total calories shall be from fat. This restriction does not apply to nuts, nut butters, seeds, eggs, fresh or dried fruits, vegetables that have not been deep-fried, legumes, reduced-fat cheese, part-skim cheese, nonfat dairy products, or low-fat dairy products;
  • (b) Not more than ten percent of its total calories shall be from saturated fat. This restriction does not apply to eggs, reduced-fat cheese, part-skim cheese, nonfat dairy products, or low-fat dairy products;
  • (c) Not more than thirty-five percent of its total weight or fifteen grams per food item shall be composed of sugar, including naturally occurring and added sugar. This restriction does not apply to the availability of fresh or dried fruits and vegetables that have not been deep-fried; and
  • (d) The standards for food and beverages in this subsection do not apply to:
    • (i) Low-fat and nonfat flavored milk with up to thirty grams of sugar per serving;
    • (ii) Nonfat or low-fat rice or soy beverages; or
    • (iii) One hundred percent fruit or vegetable juice.
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