State Guidelines

 fruit moving Texas Public School 
Nutritional Policy
 
 salad moving
 
The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) has launched efforts to foster healthy school nutrition.  The increasing consumption of "junk food" and carbonated beverages by children is being blamed for an alarming increase in obesity and Type II diabetes.  As a result, a Child Nutrition Program policy was issued which prohibits the serving of Food of Minimal Nutritional Value (FMNV) in school food services and eating areas.
 
Effective August 1, 2004, all Texas public schools participating in the federal Child Nutrition Program must comply with the nutritional policies.  The following links will take you to websites for additional information: