State law requires that food and beverages sold outside of school meal programs meet federal Smart Snacks nutrition standards.
Tennessee Administrative Rules and Regulations 0520-01-06-.01 General Regulations
The State Board of Education adopts by reference the Compilation of Federal Regulations at 7 C.F.R. Parts 210 and 220 in their entirety unless otherwise provided herein as the policies and procedures for administration of nutrition programs and services in the state.
Tennessee Code Annotated 49-6-2307. Minimum nutritional Standard
(a) The state board of education, in consultation and cooperation with the department of education and the department of health, shall promulgate rules to establish minimum nutritional Standard for individual food items sold or offered for sale to pupils in pre-kindergarten through grade eight (pre-K-8) through vending machines or other sources, including school nutrition programs.
(b) The rules shall address, but shall not be limited to, the following:
(1) The establishment of minimum nutritional Standard and nutritionally sound portion sizes for individual food items sold or offered for sale to pupils in pre-kindergarten through grade eight (pre-K-8) and Standard governing the time, place and circumstances of any such sale or offer to sell; and
(2) A requirement that a noncompliant vendor, individual or entity shall reimburse a school nutrition program for any penalties assessed against the school nutrition program for any violation of the rules committed by the noncompliant vendor, individual or entity.