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  1. Created by: Colorado Department of Education Office of School Nutrition April 2014 All Foods Sold in Schools, aka “Smart Snacks” Implementation Guidance for July 1, 2014 Implementation of: Nutrition Standards for All Foods Sold in School as Required by the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010

  2. The School Nutrition Environment Improving the nutritional profile of all foods sold in school is critical to: • Improving diet and overall health of American children; • Ensuring children from all income levels adopt healthful eating habits that will enable them to live productive lives; and • Helping children make healthier choices and reduce their risk of obesity. 2

  3. Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act • Gave USDA authority to establish nutrition standards for all foods and beverages sold outside of the Federal child nutrition programs in schools • The law specifies that the nutrition standards shall apply to all foods sold • Outside the school meals programs; • On the school campus; and • At any time during the school day. http://www.fns.usda.gov/cnd/Governance/Legislation/CNR_2010.htm

  4. The Smart Snacks Rule Timeline

  5. Regulations Guiding CO Implementation http://www.cde.state.co.us/nutrition/nutricompetitivefoods.htm

  6. Nutrition Standards for All Foods Sold in School as Required by the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010, Aka, “Smart Snacks” Federal Policy http://www.fns.usda.gov/school-meals/smart-snacks-school

  7. Standards for All Foods Sold The nutrition standards apply to all foods sold to students: • Outside the school meals programs; • On the school campus; and • At any time during the school day Does not apply to foods: • Brought from home • Fundraisers that occur outside of school • Birthday/Classroom celebrations • Sold in areas in which students have restricted access • Sold as part of the reimbursable breakfast or lunch meals Applies to foods sold: • A la carte items • In school stores • At snack bars • In vending machines • For fundraising (i.e. bake sales)

  8. General Food Standards

  9. Nutrient Standards Then, ensure the food(s) as packaged and sold meet the nutritional criteria for all of these nutrients:

  10. Smart Snacks Calculator www.healthiergeneration.org https://schools.healthiergeneration.org/focus_areas/snacks_and_beverages/smart_snacks/product_calculator/ https://schools.healthiergeneration.org/resources__tools/school_meals/alliance_product_navigator/

  11. The LEA and Food Fundraisers at school http://www.fns.usda.gov/sites/default/files/allfoods_fundraisers.pdf

  12. Beverage Standards • Ensure all beverages sold to students meet the • Colorado Healthy Beverages Policy • Most of Colorado’s state-based requirements are stricter than the minimum requirements set forth in the federal Smart Snack regulation • Beverage Standards apply to the extended school day as defined in state statute • Standards do not apply to beverages sold during school-related events where parents are a significant part of the audience Diet soda not allowed http://www.cde.state.co.us/nutrition/nutrLegislation.htm * Smart Snacks requirement

  13. Colorado Competitive Food Service Policy 1 CCR 301-3 • Ensure all food sales are in compliance with the • Colorado Competitive Food Service Policy • Colorado’s state-based competitive food service requirements are stricter than the minimum requirements set forth in the federal Smart Snack regulation. • 203.01 – In those schools participating in the School Breakfast and/or National School Lunch program(s), competitive food service is any food or beverage service available to students that is separate and apart from the district’s nonprofit federally reimbursed foodservice program, and is operated by school approved organizations, school staff or by school-approved outside vendors • 203.02 – Such competitive food service shall not operate in competition with the district’s foodservice program, and shall be closed for a period beginning one half hour to and remain closed until one half hour after the last regular scheduled school lunch and/or school breakfast period on the campus where the school lunch and/or school breakfast is served. http://www.cde.state.co.us/sites/default/files/Colorado%20Competitive%20Foodservice%20Policy.pdf

  14. Ensuring Compliance with Competitive Food Services Rules If no, then competitive food service is not occurring. Q.) Does the school allow food and beverages sales to students, other than the Federal Breakfast and Lunch Programs, that occur on the school campus, during the school day, where revenue does not accrue to the non-profit food service account? Examples: vending machines, school stores, snack bars, food-based fundraisers (bake sales, pizza sales), etc.?

  15. Responsibilities

  16. References and Resources • Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act • http://www.fns.usda.gov/cnd/Governance/Legislation/CNR_2010.htm • Regulations Guiding Colorado’s Implementation • http://www.cde.state.co.us/nutrition/nutricompetitivefoods.htm • Federal Smart Snacks Policy • http://www.fns.usda.gov/school-meals/smart-snacks-school • Alliance for a Healthier Generation Smart Snacks Calculator • https://schools.healthiergeneration.org/focus_areas/snacks_and_beverages/smart_snacks/product_calculator/ • Federal Food-Fundraiser Fact Sheet • http://www.fns.usda.gov/sites/default/files/allfoods_fundraisers.pdf • Questions and Answers Related to the Smart Snacks Interim Final Rule • http://www.fns.usda.gov/sites/default/files/SP23-2014os.pdf

  17. Contact the CDE OSN with any questions or concerns: 303-866-6661 or email nutrition@cde.state.co.us The U.S. Department of Agriculture prohibits discrimination against its customers, employees, and applicants for employment on the bases of race, color, national origin, age, disability, sex, gender identity, religion, reprisal, and where applicable, political beliefs, marital status, familial or parental status, sexual orientation, or all or part of an individual’s income is derived from any public assistance program, or protected genetic information in employment or in any program or activity conducted or funded by the Department. (Not all prohibited bases will apply to all programs and/or employment activities.) If you wish to file a Civil Rights program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Complaint Form, found online at http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, or at any USDA office, or call (866) 632-9992 to request the form. You may also write a letter containing all of the information requested in the form. Send your completed complaint form or letter to us by mail at U.S. Department of Agriculture, Director, Office of Adjudication, 1400 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20250-9410, by fax (202) 690-7442 or email at program.intake@usda.gov. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339; or (800) 845-6136 (Spanish) USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer. 17