Smart Snacks in Idaho Schools

The Healthy Hunger Free Kids Act of 2010 obligated the USDA to establish nutrition standards for all food sold in school. July 1, 2014, those nutrition standards go into effect.


Why the Standards?

"Parents are working hard to ensure their children grow up healthy and their efforts should not be undone when their kids go to school. Our children's ability to learn in the classroom and reach their fullest potential depends on what we do right now to secure their future."

Smart Snacks in School Nutrition Standards
Interim Final Rule Questions and Answers

What are those standards?
What Is Not Included?
  • Food sold at school outside of regular school hours
         - School hours are defined as midnight to hour after school.
  • Fundraiser foods not intended for consumption during school, such as frozen food fundraisers
  • Foods brought from home for personal consumption, such as home-packed lunches.
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