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School nutrition policy is constantly changing, often in order to find the best strategies to fight obesity. Lately, the USDA has been updating school nutrition policies and programs like crazy! Are you ready for fall and the implementation of new phases in many of these programs?
Let’s take a look at the most recent developments…
Smart Snack Initiative:
The Smart Snacks in School rules will affect over 100,000 elementary, middle, and high schools that accept assistance from the National School Lunch Program.
These rules will apply to foods from…
So, what are the rules? Let’s take a look at the highlights. For more detail, view the comprehensive rule guide.
This initiative has already taken effect, going into action on July 1st, 2014.
Want more information? Check out the rules and regulations from the USDA.
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This fall, schools will be shifting into a new implementation phase for school lunch policy. The details of what is going to be changing are featured below, though more information can be found through the USDA’s Food and Nutrition Service.
For school breakfast and lunch…
Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act:
This act was passed in 2010 and authorizes funding and sets policy for the USDA’s core child nutrition programs. These programs include…
So what’s the update?
Well, earlier this year, the USDA proposed regulations to create a framework and guidelines for written wellness policies established by Local Education Agencies (LEAs) for Local School Wellness Policy.
Want more detail? View the regulations.
Resources for You:
We want to do our part to make these transitions as effective and easy as possible. Check out these great resources!
Free handouts to promote healthful choices:
Additional nutrition education materials:
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