From sugary drink ads on vending machines to fast food logos on stadium scoreboards, promotions for unhealthy foods are common in US schools. They encourage students and staff to make unhealthy choices and compromise the educational mission of schools.
In July 2016, the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) released its final rule strengthening requirements for local school wellness policies. For the first time, the USDA now limits unhealthy food and beverage marketing in schools, allowing in-school promotions only for foods and beverages that meet the USDA’s Smart Snacks in School nutrition standards.
Join our webinar to learn how the USDA’s final rule affects food and beverage marketing in schools. Presenters will provide practical tips for school districts on how to remove unhealthy marketing and handle challenges that arise as they work to comply with the new requirements.