Local School Wellness Policies to Improve Food Marketing in Schools

Center for Science in Public Interest

October 10, 2016
in Junk Food Marketing

Healthy kids are better learners. That’s why local school wellness policies are an important and low-cost approach for school districts to support kids’ health.

The final rule published today by the U.S. Department of Agriculture will make the school food environment healthier by allowing the marketing of only healthier foods—foods that meet Smart Snacks nutrition standards.  Those standards apply to foods sold a la carte in the cafeteria, as well as through school stores, vending machines, and many on-campus fundraisers.

Under the final rule, wellness policies will provide for greater parental and community involvement, and ensure stronger implementation of nutrition and physical activity policies in every school.

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