NAMA Launches USDA School Vending Rules Resource Center

A USDA School Rules Online Resource Center has been developed by the NAMA's government affairs team. The center is designed to help association members navigate the changes to the USDA standards for food sold in school vending machines that will go into effect July 1, 2014.

The resource center features:

•             NAMA's guide to USDA Standards for Competitive Foods in Schools Effective July 1, 2014

•             Nutrition Standards for All Foods Sold in Schools

•             The American Beverage Association's Chart of Beverages that Meet Guidelines

•             Smart Snacks in School: New USDA Standards Aim to Ensure Healthy School Foods

•             Smart Snacks in School: USDA Q&A on Nutrition Standards Interim Rules

•             The USDA's Interim Final Rule on Nutrition Standards

•             The USDA's School Snack "Calorie Graph" Sheet