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The purpose of the Healthy Kids Act is to establish physical activity requirements for students in kindergarten through 12th grade and to establish nutritional content standards for food and beverages sold on or provided on school grounds during the school day.

USDA Smart Snacks in School

Smart Snacks in School Nutrition Standards (Final Rule) - The Healthy, Hunger‐Free Kids Act of 2010 establishes nutrition standards for all foods and beverages sold to students before, during, and 30 minutes after the school day.

Effective June 4, 2014, the State Board of Education amended Chapter 58 of the Iowa Administrative Code, which is the Iowa Healthy Kids Act rule for the nutritional content standards for other foods and beverages sold to students, outside of the meals program. The amended Healthy Kids Act standards are equivalent to the USDA Smart Snacks in School nutrition standards.

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