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All competitive foods must meet each of the following nutrient limits:

Calories

  • Max 200 calories for snacks and sides
  • Max 350 calories for entrees (outside the school lunch program)

Sugar

  • Max 35% sugar by weight (some fruit exceptions)

Sodium

  • Max 230mg sodium for snacks (200mg after July 1, 2016)

Fat

  • Fat: Max 35% calories from fat (as packaged or served; some exceptions for reduced fat cheese and nuts apply)
  • Sat fat: Max 10% calories from fat (as packaged or served; some exceptions for reduced fat cheese and nuts apply)
  • Trans fat – 0g as served

Beverage Rules

All grade levels may sell:

Water or carbonated water; unflavored low-fat milk; flavored or unflavored fat-free milk and soy alternatives; and 100% fruit or vegetable juice. Size limits: 8 oz for elementary schools & 12 oz for middle and high schools.

High schools may also sell lower calorie flavored and/or carbonated beverages that meet the following rules:

  • 5 calories per 8 fl oz, or 10 calories per 20 fl oz; and
  • 40 calories per 8 fl oz, or 60 calories per 12 fl oz.

Examples Include:

  • Any Fruit or Vegetable
  • Whole Grain Cookies, Crackers or Chips
  • Low Sugar Fruit Snacks
  • Most Fat Free or Low Fat must meet requirements