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Oregon Smart Snacks Standards (Competitive Foods)


The Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010 required USDA to establish nutrition standards for all foods sold in schools beyond the federally-supported school meals programs. Oregon proactively set nutrition standards for non-program foods sold in schools prior to this, starting with House Bill 2650 and put into law, ORS 336.423, first implemented in 2008-09 School Year. In July 2014, USDA implemented Interim Final Rule Nutrition Standards for All Foods Sold in School as Required by the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010, also known as Smart Snacks. In response, Oregon amended its Nutrition Standards to be more align with federal Smart Snacks in House Bill 2404 as of July 1, 2015. To assist Oregon Schools, participating in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP) and/or the School Breakfast Program (SBP), State Agency carefully blended the two sets of rules creating what is called, Oregon Smart Snacks Standards. Below are the tools and regulations for Oregon schools participating in the NSLP and/or SBP to ensure compliance.  

Tools

Oregon Smart Snacks Standards at a Glance
Oregon Smart Snack Standards Q&A

Oregon Smart Snacks Calculators:
School Nutrition Sponsors and all Public Schools must use the ODE CNP calculators below to validate all non-program foods sold to students in Oregon schools.
 Snack Calculator Excel
 Beverage Calculator Excel
 Entrée Calculator Excel
   

Guidance and Regulations

 
Regulations and Definitions 581-051-0100 to 581-051-0310. Groups selling competitive foods within the school day to students and staff must have school board approval and a health inspection (if determined necessary by the local public health authority) in compliance with OAR Division 51 requirements, and comply with Oregon Smart Snack Standards.
 
Groups selling foods to the public on school campuses must comply with the requirements of ORS Chapter 624, which requires licensure and inspection by the local public health authority.
 
Relating to governmental facilities that provide food service; amending ORS 624.010.

Resources

A series of tools to help make Smart Snacks a success in your school district.
 Tools and resources to help schools identify food items that meet Smart Snacks criteria and ways to encourage children to make healthier snack choices.
 

Smart Snacks Clarification :

Please be aware that an error was recently discovered in a newer version of the Smart Snacks reference materials the At a Glance resource, and Q&A’s document. These materials state that fruit or vegetable juice may contain sugar. While juice may contain a sweetener under the Federal rules, in Oregon the state law does not allow 100% juice to have added sweeteners such as sugar, stevia or high- fructose corn syrup. These materials will be updated in the near future.

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