The Arizona Nutrition Standards and Competitive Foods

The Arizona Department of Education (ADE) developed the Arizona Nutrition Standards to assist schools, parents, and communities in providing a model of healthy living that decreases the risk of obesity and allows our children to excel in school. ARS 15-242 mandates that all K-8 schools who participate in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP) implement the Arizona Nutrition Standards. In addition, Competitive Foods Standards is required for Grades K-12 for any food or beverages sold in schools in competition with food sold under the National School Lunch Program and School Breakfast Programs.

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Resources for Arizona Nutrition Standards

Resources for other Provisions of ARS 15-242


Contact Information

Health and Nutrition Services
Arizona Department of Education
1535 West Jefferson Street, Bin 7
Phoenix, Arizona 85007
Tel: (602) 542-8700
Toll Free: (800) 352-4558
Fax: (602) 542-3818 or (602) 542-1531