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Child Nutrition Information

Child Nutrition Services
23 State House Station Augusta, ME 04333-0023
(207)624-6842
Fax (207)624-6841

Child Nutrition > Issues > Maine's Competitive Food Rule

 

Smart Snacks In Schools

Smart Snacks in Schools is mandated by the Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010. The rule outlines standards for all foods sold in school outside of the school meals program. These practical, science-based standards for foods sold in vending machines, a la carte lines, fundraisers, etc are meant to make the healthy choice the easy choice for students.

 

USDA Guidance

USDA Smart Snacks In Schools Webpage

Smart Snacks in Schools Federal Regulations

Questions and Answers Related to the "Smart Snacks" Interim Rule

 

Resources for Smart Snacks in Schools

Alliance for a Healthier Generation Product Calculator

Smart Snacks in Schools Presentation

Maine Competitive Food/Beverages Outline

School Fundraising Ideas and Alternatives to Selling Foods and Beverages

USDA Smart Snacks in Schools Handout

USDA Smart Snacks in Schools Infographic

USDA Summary of Nutrition Standards for All Foods Sold in School

 

USDA Issue Briefs

Flexibility of Entrees

Beverage Options

Fundraisers

 

Further questions should be directed to Child Nutrition Office staff either by email at Child Nutrition Office or call (207)624-6842