New Regulations for Snacks Sold in Schools

The Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010 and its restrictions have made huge strides in making school lunch programs more healthful for children. And now they’re taking on the “competitive foods” in school – items sold in vending machines, for “a la carte” lunches, or through snack bars. The new restrictions will be put into place by September 2014 and will require that items have fewer than 200 calories, less than 230 milligrams of sodium, less than 35 percent of their calories from fat and less than 35 percent of their weight from sugar.

To learn more, read Washington Post’s article here.