A frozen fruit slushie cup, which is clearly labeled 100% juice (with no added sweeteners) is allowed. It must be a 100% juice item, in order to be entered into the HKA nutrition calculator as a “fruit”, to be exempt for the sugar content.
Yes. If fundraising is performed during the school day and involves the sale of foods or beverages on school property targeted to students by a student group, it must offer at least two fruits or non-fried vegetables, with no more than one being a juice option.
The Healthy Kids Act nutritional content standards do not affect items brought in by students for their own consumption. However, schools may set rules in their Local Wellness Policy or other district policy regarding foods and beverages brought from home.
The HKA does not regulate condiments separately. Note: for purposes of the reimbursable school meal, condiments are considered part of the item with which they are served and would be incorporated into a nutritional analysis as part of school meal menu offerings.
Out of the total grains offered daily for a la carte, vending or fundraising, half of the grains offered must be whole grains. Grain products are those in which the primary ingredient, by weight, is a grain.