Vending machines may be located on school campuses.
Vending machines will only dispense foods that meet nutrition standard guidelines as set forth by the Arizona Department of Education Child Nutrition Programs and the U.S. Department of Agriculture requirements for foods and beverages that are sold individually. Vending machines shall not compete with the District food service program.
Competitive Food Sales
Competitive food sales and marketing will be consistent with nutrition education and health promotion. As such, schools will limit food and beverage marketing to the promotion of foods and beverages that meet nutrition standards for meals or for foods and beverages sold individually. School-based marketing of Foods of Minimal Nutritional Value (FMNV) is prohibited. The promotion of healthy foods, including fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and low-fat dairy products is encouraged.
Allowable marketing activities that promote healthful behaviors include vending machine covers promoting water; pricing structures that promote healthy options in á la carte lines or vending machines; sales of fruit for fund-raisers; and coupons for discount health and fitness memberships.
Adopted: date of Manual adoption
15-242 Nutrition Standards
The National School Lunch Act (42 U. S. C. 1751 et seq.) and the Child Nutrition Act
(42 U.S.C. 1771 et seq.), as amended.
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