Reminder: Nutritional requirements for food and beverage sales during the school day
Schools and districts receiving federal funds through the National School Lunch Program must follow the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Smart Snacks regulations for food and beverage items sold to students. The regulations are in effect anywhere on school campus before school, during the school day and until 30 minutes after the school day ends. Food and beverage items sold must meet calorie, fat and sodium standards. The required standards and resources are available on the USDA Tools for Schools: Focusing on Smart Snacks webpage. Contact the Office of Nutrition at (614) 466-2945 or Child.Nutrition@education.ohio.gov with questions or for more information on Smart Snacks requirements.