The Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010 (HHFKA) requires all local educational agencies participating in federal Child Nutrition programs to establish and implement, for all schools under its jurisdiction, local school wellness policies that meet minimum standards designed to promote sound nutrition, student health, reduce childhood obesity, and provide transparency to the public on the school nutrition environment.
The Wellness Impact: Enhancing Academic Success through Healthy School Environments. See link to the right.
USDA sponsored fact sheets for healthier school meals
School stakeholders have the ability to participate in the development, review, update, and implementation of the Local School Wellness Policy.
USDA Dietary Requirements for School Meals
Please Click Links in Downloads to the Right
Regulatory Requirements - Comparison of Previous and Current Regs.
Dietary Specs -- Nutrition Standards in the National School Lunch and Breakfast Programs
USDA "Offer vs. Serve" regulations surrounding a reimbursable meal:
More information on Reimbursable Meal Requirements
All Foods Sold in Schools
Informational Flyer in Downloads to the right.
Smart Snacks Calculator
Click Here - Smart Snacks Calculator - to see if your fundraiser items qualify under Smart Snacks guidelines.
Click link in Downloads to the right to see the USDA non-discrimination statement.