Friday, February 08, 2013

USDA's "Smart Snacks In School" Rule Now Open For Public Comment

Open for 60 days, beginning today...
The US Department of Agriculture last week unveiled its proposed rule for "Smart Snacks in School," as required by the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act 2010, championed by First Lady Michelle Obama as the legislative centerpiece of the Let's Move! campaign.   The rule was published in the Federal Register on Friday afternoon, and is now open for a mandatory sixty-day public comment period, which closes on April 9, 2013. An explanation of the proposed rule is here.

*CLICK HERE to visit the Federal Register docket to comment* 

*Download USDA's 160-page proposal: Smart Snacks In School [PDF]. 

More resources:

*USDA Fact Sheet: "Smart Snacks in School" [PDF]

*Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act, 2010 [PDF] 
*Final Rule: Nutrition Standards in The National School Lunch and School Breakfast Programs [PDF]
*Summary of Resources by Program [PDF] 
*The School Day Just Got Healthier Toolkit is a USDA collection of resources including brochures, fact sheets, FAQs, fliers, school lessons, templates and much more, to help prepare for the changes to school meals that were enacted last Fall.
*The Let's Move! website is