Kansas - Competitive foods—HS: Federal requirement

Area: 
Federal Requirement
Policy Type: 
Statute
Summary: 

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

K.S.A. 72-17,148. Nutrition and health education guidelines; adoption by state board.

(a) The state board of education shall develop nutrition guidelines for all foods and beverages made available to students in Kansas public schools during the school day. In developing such guidelines, the state board of education shall consult with other state agencies, private foundations and other private entities. In developing such guidelines, particular attention shall be given to providing healthful foods and beverages, physical activities and wellness education with the goals of preventing and reducing childhood obesity.
(b) When establishing the wellness policy of the school district, the board of education of each district shall take into consideration the guidelines developed by the state board under subsection (a).

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