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. Additionally, USDA requires all schools to follow the Competitive Food Standards, referred to as “Smart Snacks”, for any food or beverage sold on the school campus during the school day.

Competitive Food Regs Graphic Resources for Arizona Nutrition Standards and Competitive Foods (Smart Snacks)

Policy Guidance

 

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