State law requires nutrition standards for food and beverages sold outside of school meal programs that do not meet Smart Snacks.
Alliance for a Healthier Generation Model Wellness Policy
The model local wellness policy, developed by the Alliance for a Healthier Generation and shared on the Delaware Department of Education website, addresses that all competitive foods and beverages will, at a minimum, meet the USDA Smart Snacks in School nutrition Standard.
Delaware Code 4136 Limitation of trans fat in food and beverage available or served to students in public schools
(a) Public schools, including charter schools, and school districts, through a vending machine, school cafeteria or school food service establishment during school hours, shall not make available to students enrolled in kindergarten through grade 12 any food or beverage containing industrially produced trans fat, as defined in subsection (c) of this section, or use food containing industrially produced trans fat in the preparation of a food item served to those students.
(b) This section shall apply to all food and beverages sold on school grounds during regular school hours and the extended school day. The extended school day includes activities such as clubs, yearbook, band and choir practice, student government, drama, and childcare/latchkey programs. The extended school day does not include school-based events where parents, families, and the wider community constitute a significant portion of the attendees such as interscholastic sports, school plays and dramatic performances, or other similar school functions.
(c) For purposes of this section, a food contains industrially produced trans fat if a food contains vegetable shortening, margarine, or any kind of partially hydrogenated vegetable oil, unless the manufacturer's documentation or the label required on the food, pursuant to United States Food and Drug Administration Standard, lists the trans fat content as zero grams of trans fat per serving.