Hawaii State Department of Education
NS2: All foods and beverages sold at school or school sponsored events (vending, concession stands, a la carte, fundraisers, student stores, and school parties) comply with the current USDA Dietary Guidelines
The Guidelines provide authoritative advice for people two years and older about how good dietary habits can promote health and reduce risk for major chronic diseases. They serve as the basis for Federal food and nutrition education programs. Eating right and being physically active aren't just a "diet" or a "program" — they are keys to a healthy lifestyle. With healthful habits, you may reduce your risk of many chronic diseases such as heart disease, diabetes, osteoporosis, and certain cancers, and increase your chances for a longer life.
The following items are not provided to students anywhere at school or at school-sponsored functions:
Exceptions can be made for food and beverage items provided at one-time privately catered events such as Prom or Winter Ball. Fund-raising events are not exempt.
All reimbursable meals shall fulfill Federal nutrient standards as required by the USDA Child Nutrition Program regulations.
All meals sold or served to students at school or at school sponsored functions must comply with the current USDA Dietary Guidelines.
Meals should feature fresh and minimally processed fruits and vegetables from local sources to the greatest extent possible.
All snack items sold or served to students anywhere at school or at school sponsored functions, including items sold in ala carte lines and fundraisers or provided in classrooms, must comply with the following criteria based on Institute of Medicine (IOM) standards per portion:
All beverages sold or served to students at school or at school sponsored functions must comply with the current IOM guidelines.
Beverages for All Students
Beverages for High School Students After School Only
For further information:
Healthy Fundraising Options
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