District of Columbia - Restricts marketing of unhealthy choices: Federal requirement

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

Code of the District of Columbia § 38–822.06. Healthy vending, fundraising, and prizes in public schools.

(f) Foods and beverages that do not meet the nutritional requirements of subsection (a) of this section shall not be:

  • (1) Used as incentives, prizes, or awards in public schools or public charter schools; or
  • (2) Advertised or marketed in public schools and public charter schools through posters, signs, book covers, scoreboards, supplies, equipment, or other means
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