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Competitive Food and Beverage Requirements--AB626


Nutrition Services Division Management Bulletin

Purpose: Policy, Beneficial Information

Date: April 2014

Number: SNP-03-2014

To: School Nutrition Program Sponsors

Attention: County and District Superintendents, Food Service Directors, and Chief Business Officials

Reference: Assembly Bill 626 (Skinner)—California Education Code sections 38085 and 49430–49436

Subject: Competitive Food and Beverage Requirements—Assembly Bill 626


This Management Bulletin (MB) notifies school districts and county superintendents of schools about changes to competitive food and beverage requirements in the California Education Code (EC).

Overview

Assembly Bill 626 (Skinner) was signed into law on October 10, 2013, and became effective on January 1, 2014. This law amends or deletes certain California EC sections related to competitive foods and beverages to help individuals and groups that sell foods and beverages in schools more easily understand and comply with the requirements.

Specific Changes to Current Education Code

AB 626 amends the following:

AB 626 repeals the following:

Programmatic changes based on this law can be found in the Quick Reference Cards located on the CDE Competitive Foods and Beverages Web page at http://www.cde.ca.gov/ls/nu/he/compfoods.asp.

The NSD will soon release additional information on the federal Smart Snacks in School Interim Final Rule (to be implemented on July 1, 2014) including an MB and updated resources. The NSD is currently providing in-person and Webinar trainings on the new Smart Snacks in School rule. These trainings were announced in e-mails sent on February 3, 2014 (in-person training schedule) and February 7, 2014 (Webinar training schedule).

If you have any questions regarding this MB, please contact Michael Danzik, Nutrition Education Consultant, by phone at 916-445-7346 or by e-mail at mdanzik@cde.ca.gov.

Questions:   Nutrition Services Division | 800-952-5609
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