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Smart Snacks in School Infographic

Last Published: 09/27/2013

The Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010 requires USDA to establish
nutrition standards for all foods sold in schools — beyond the federallysupported
meals programs. This new rule carefully balances science-based
nutrition guidelines with practical and flexible solutions to promote
healthier eating on campus. The rule draws on recommendations from the
Institute of Medicine, existing voluntary standards already implemented by
thousands of schools around the country, and healthy food and beverage
offerings already available in the marketplace.