Additional restrictions on vending machine

 

Additional restrictions

Max. calories from fat, saturated fat, and sugar by weight

Restrictions on beverages sold in vending machines

Restrictions on access to vending machines

Notes

Competitive foods sold through the vending machines, cafeteria snack items, and the school stores must follow the Alabama’s Action for Healthy Kids standards. Those guidelines are as follows: In 1 to 1.5 oz serving, these snack foods are:

  • Low or moderate in fat (Less than 10% Daily Value of total fat)

  • Have less than 30 g of carbohydrate

  • Have less than 360 mg of sodium

  • Contain 5% Daily Value (DV) or more (10% is healthiest) of at least one: Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Iron, or Calcium

  • Contain fiber (5% Daily Value)

Refer to additional restriction column.

No carbonated soft drinks in elementary schools. Middle schools: 70% of selections in vending machines are to be noncarbonated water, fruit juices, milk products, teas and sports drinks; 30% of selections can be carbonated soft drinks. Of those, at least 50% (15% of total) will be low/no calorie soft drinks. High Schools: 50% of selections in vending machines are to be noncarbonated water, fruit juices, milk products, teas and sports drinks; 50% of selections can be carbonated soft drinks. Of those, at least 50% will be low/no calorie soft drinks.

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Recommendations of Alabama Department of Education Nutrition Subcommittee: Schools should provide a consistent environment that is conducive to healthful eating behaviors during school hours and during after-school child care programs. The vending and snack food items in this recommendation shall be implemented at the beginning of the 2006-07 school year except when a conflict with previously negotiated contracts exists. The changes for the cafeteria meals and à la carte items will need to be implemented in conjunction with the leadership of the State Child Nutrition Program. Each school’s strategic plan for Improving the School Nutrition Environment plan should be completed by April 1, 2006 and ready for implementation with the beginning of the 2006-07 school years.



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