Nutritious Food Choices
At every possible eating occasion, students will have opportunities to practice what they are taught in nutrition education and choose nutritious snacks that are low in fat, sodium and added sugars.
Schools are encouraged to take steps to ensure:
The emphasis on healthy choices applies to:
Each beverage offered for sale to students from any source, including the school cafeteria, vending machines, school stores and fund-raising activities conducted on school grounds, shall satisfy the minimum nutritional standards for beverages adopted by the State Board of Education. This applies to beverages sold on campus during the regular school day and extended school day, including but not limited to before and after school activities such as clubs, year book, band, student government, drama and childcare/latchkey programs.
The State Board’s nutritional standards for beverages shall not apply to the sale of beverages at school-related events where parents and other adults are a significant part of the audience. Such activities include but are not limited to interscholastic sporting events, school plays and band concerts.
Adoption date: Unknown
Revised: March 2013
LEGAL REFS.: C.R.S. 22-32-134.5 (healthy beverage requirement)
C.R.S. 22-32-136.3 (trans fat ban)
1 CCR 301-79 (State Board of Education – healthy beverages rules)