The Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010 requires USDA to establish nutrition standards for all foods sold in schools — beyond the federally supported meals programs. This new rule carefully balances science-based nutrition guidelines with practical and flexible solutions to promote healthier eating on campus.
Proposed Rule on Nutrition Standards for All Foods Sold in School as Required by the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010. Final Summary of Public Comments
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) published a proposed rule on February 8, 2013 to obtain public comment with regard to nutrition standards for all foods sold in school as required by the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010 (HHFKA). Through June 5, 2013, FNS had received a total of 247,871 public comments on the rule (hereinafter referred to as the All Foods proposed rule, All Foods NPRM, proposed competitive food requirements, or proposed competitive food standards) in docket FNS-2011-0019.
This memorandum and its attachment supersede SP-37-2011, Child Nutrition 2010: Enhancing the School Food Safety Program. Attached are questions and answers regarding the school food safety requirements for schools participating in FNS child nutrition programs.
This final rule implements several nondiscretionary provisions of the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010, including those related to categorical eligibility for foster children, removal of limits on private nonprofit sponsors, outreach to eligible families, simplification of area eligibility for day care homes, application of school food safety requirements, and permanent agreements for institutions and sponsors.