California - Restricts marketing of unhealthy choices: Federal requirement

Area: 
Federal Requirement
Policy Type: 
Statute
Summary: 

State law requires restricting advertising/marketing of foods and beverages to those that meet Smart Snacks.

California Education Code 49431.9.

(b) Except as provided in subdivision (c), a school, school district, or charter school that participates in the federal National School Lunch Program or federal School Breakfast Program shall not do either of the following:

  • (1) Advertise any food or beverage during the schoolday unless the food or beverage product manufactured, sold, or distributed under the corporate brand name can be served or sold on the school campus during the schoolday. This prohibition includes the advertising during the schoolday on any property or facility owned or leased by the school district or school and used for school-related activities, including, but not limited to, school buildings, athletic fields, facilities, signs, scoreboards, or parking lots, or any schoolbuses or other vehicles, equipment, vending machines, uniforms, educational material, or supplies.

California Education Code 49431.9.

(b) Except as provided in subdivision (c), a school, school district, or charter school that participates in the federal National School Lunch Program or federal School Breakfast Program shall not do either of the following:

  • (2) Participate in a corporate incentive program that rewards pupils with free or discounted foods or beverages that donot comply with the nutritional standards required pursuant to this article when the pupils reach certain academic goals.

California Education Code 49431.9.

(b) Except as provided in subdivision (c), a school, school district, or charter school that participates in the federal National School Lunch Program or federal School Breakfast Program shall not do either of the following:

  • (1) Advertise any food or beverage during the schoolday unless the food or beverage product manufactured, sold, or distributed under the corporate brand name can be served or sold on the school campus during the schoolday. This prohibition includes the advertising during the schoolday on any property or facility owned or leased by the school district or school and used for school-related activities, including, but not limited to, school buildings, athletic fields, facilities, signs, scoreboards, or parking lots, or any schoolbuses or other vehicles, equipment, vending machines, uniforms, educational material, or supplies.
  • (2) Participate in a corporate incentive program that rewards pupils with free or discounted foods or beverages that do not comply with the nutritional standards required pursuant to this article when the pupils reach certain academic goals.
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