The Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010 directed the USDA to establish nutrition standards for all foods and beverages sold to students in school during the school day, including foods sold through school fundraisers. The new Smart Snack in School nutrition standards apply to all food sold during the school day and up to 30 minutes after school.
Outside vendors wishing to make a product available for sale as a fundraiser must:
- Analyze the nutritional content of products they wish to sell, utilizing Smart Snack in Schools Guidelines, Smart Snacks in Schools Information assuring they comply with Smart Snack Guidelines. Smart Snack Calculator
- Submit the analysis of their product(s) demonstrating compliance with the standard, to Dave Wilson, the district food service director.
- Upon receiving written approval from Mr. Wilson, the vendor will be added to the list of approved vendors and the vendor may request permission from the principal to sell the product in their school.
Note: Meeting the guidelines and receiving approval does not guarantee permission to sell the product in the schools. The final decision is up to the individual building administrator.