District of Columbia - Competitive foods—HS: 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.

Code of the District of Columbia § 38–822.06. Healthy vending, fundraising, and prizes in public schools.

(a) Except as provided by subsection (b) of this section, all beverages and snack foods provided by or sold in public schools, public charter schools, and participating private schools or provided by organizations participating in the Afterschool Meal Program, whether through vending machines, fundraisers, snacks, after-school meals, or other means, shall meet the requirements of the United States Department of Agriculture’s HealthierUS School Challenge program at the Gold Award Level for competitive foods, as may be revised from time to time and notwithstanding any termination of the HealthierUS School Challenge program.

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