Once adopted statewide by September 1, 2007, the Model School Nutrition Policy will apply to all vending machines, cafeterias, a la carte lines, snack bars, school stores, fundraisers and the reimbursable After School Snack Program.
Under the policy:
· The following may not be served, sold or given out free as promotion anywhere on school policy at any time before the end of the school day:
o Foods of minimal nutritional value, as defined by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. This includes a ban on soda.
o Items listing sugar in any form as the first ingredient.
o All forms of candy.
· Schools will reduce the purchase of any products containing trans fats.
· All snack and beverage items must meet the following requirements:
o No more than 8 grams of total fat per serving, and no more than 2 grams of saturated fat per serving.
o All beverages shall not exceed 12 ounces except water, or milk containing 2 percent or less fat.
o Whole milk shall not exceed 8 ounces.
· Each school’s curriculum must include nutrition education.Helpful nutrition linksLearn about the Governor's GetFitNJ challenge, which encourages children and adults to participate in some form of physical activity on a regular basis.