State law requires restricting advertising/marketing of foods and beverages to those that meet Smart Snacks.
State of Rhode Island General Laws § 16-21-7. School health.
(1) The advertising of any food or beverage that may not be sold on the school campus during the school day. For purposes of this section, food and beverages that may not be sold on the school campus during the school day are those that do not meet the minimum nutrition Standard as set forth by the United States Department of Agriculture under the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010 (Pub. L. No. 111-296) federal regulations implementing the Act [42 U.S.C. § 1779(b)], and as set forth by the Rhode Island board of education and local school committees. Advertising is prohibited on any property or facility owned or leased by the school district or school and used at any time for school-related activities, including, but not limited to, school buildings, athletic fields, facilities, signs, scoreboards, parking lots, school buses or other vehicles, equipment, vending machines, uniforms, educational materials, or supplies; and (2) The participation in a corporate incentive program that rewards children with free or discounted foods or beverages that may not be sold on the school campus during the school day when they reach certain academic goals. (b) Exceptions. The restriction on advertising in subsection (a) shall not apply to: (1) Advertising on broadcast, digital, or print media, unless the media are produced or controlled by the local education agency, school, faculty, or its students; (2) Advertising on clothing with brand images worn on school grounds; (3) Advertising contained on product packaging; or (4) Advertising on a food truck that sells foods and beverages on school property, after the end of the school day, as defined in § 16-21-7.