State law requires that food and beverages sold outside of school meal programs meet federal Smart Snacks nutrition standards.
Competitive Foods: Smart Snacks
Document provides technical assistance and procedures to School Food Authorities (SFA’s) that decide to sell food and beverages outside of/in addition to reimbursable meals during the school day
Georgia Compiled Rules & Regulations 160-5-6-.01 Statewide School Nutrition Program
- (a) Each local board of education shall through policy or administrative procedure maximize student participation and quality meals in the school nutrition program by providing the following:
- Participation by all schools in a state-approved nutrition program.
- A policy regarding the sale of competitive foods which includes the following, at a minimum:
- (i) Adherence to Public Law 11 - 296, The Healthy, Hunger-free Kids Act of 2010 regarding exempt fundraisers; and
- (ii) Prohibitions from the sale of foods that do not meet the federal criteria:
- (I) During the school day; and
- (II) On the school campus.
Smart Snacks Questions and Answers
Document provides questions and answers related to compliance with Smart Snacks regulations.
Use of Vending Machines in School Nutrition Programs
Document provides guidance for School Food Authorities that are considering a meal vending machine to be incorporated into their National School Lunch and School Breakfast program.