Snack smart. Snack healthy.
USDAs interim final rule Nutrition Standards for All Foods Sold in School, is effective July 1, 2014. These science-based nutrition standards promote a healthy school environment and apply to all foods sold, such as:
- A la carte cafeteria sales
- School stores
- Snack bars
- Vending machines
The Texas Department of Agriculture has created and collected resources to aid schools in providing healthy snack options for all Texas students.
Fundraisers in Texas
- Any non-food items
- Any food items not meant for consumption on the school campus during the school day (e.g. cookie dough to be prepared at home)
- Any food item sold after the end of the school day (e.g. 30 minutes after the end of instruction on campus)
- Food items sold in concession stands after the end of the school day (e.g. 30 minutes after the end of instruction on campus)
- Any food items that meet the federal Competitive rule requirements
Texas schools who participate in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP) or School Breakfast Program may sell food and/or beverages as part a fundraiser that does not meet the Competitive Foods Nutritional Standards during the school day for up to six (6) days per school year on each school campus. These foods may not be sold in an area where program meals are sold or consumed.