In an effort to increase public awareness and participation the USDA has now blogged about their snack food in school proposal which is open for public comments. Read "Join the Conversation on Smart Snacks in Schools".
Find Out More"The intent of the proposed standards is not to limit popular snack items, but instead to provide snack foods for students that are healthier.....
To help folks gain a better understanding of how this proposal would change snacks sold in schools we put together this factsheet and a series of frequently asked questions with information about the proposed rule. The comment period for the proposal is open for 60 days. We encourage you to read the proposed rule and provide feedback and comments at regulations.gov..."
- Previous blog post -"New Nutrition Standards for All Foods Sold in U.S. Schools-USDA FNS Seeking Comments "
- All Foods Sold in Schools: USDA’s “Smart Snacks in Schools” Proposal (USDA Factsheet)
- Comment on the proposed rule -National School Lunch and School Breakfast Programs: Nutrition Standards for All Foods Sold in School, as Required by the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010