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Appendix D Guidelines for Competitive Foods and Beverages
Pages 257-262

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From page 257...
... A product of the Alliance, the Nutrition Guidelines for Competitive Foods for K-12, developed out of a collaboration between the Alliance and the Campbell Soup Company, Dannon, Kraft Foods, Mars, Inc., and PepsiCo. The guidelines were developed in conjunction with nutrition experts at the American Heart Association to provide science-based and age-appropriate information to help children in schools make healthier food choices.
From page 258...
... Since fresh fruits and vegetables vary in size and calories naturally, they have no calorie limit. However, calories for packaged fruits and vegetables are easily ascertained according to package nutri tion labeling.
From page 259...
... The extended school day is defined as the time before or after the official school day that includes activities such as clubs, yearbook, band and choir practice, student government, drama, sports practices, intramural sports, and childcare/latchkey programs. These Guidelines shall also apply to food supplied by schools during official transportation to and from school and school sponsored activities, including but not limited to field trips and interscholastic sporting events where the school is the visiting team except as specified herein.
From page 260...
... Given that the Recommendations encourage people to consume ≤ 7% of calories from saturated fat while meeting total fat recommendations of ≤ 35% and with the intent of encouraging food manufacturers to develop products to meet this goal, products with ≤ 7% of calories from saturated fat will be allowed to have ≤ 40% of calories from total fat until August 31, 2008. This transition period will provide manufacturers time to reformulate these products such that they provide ≤ 35% of calories from total fat by August 31, 2008.
From page 261...
... o 100% juice with no added sweeteners, up to 120 calories/8 ounces, and with at least 10% of the recommended daily value for three or more vitamins and minerals • As a practical matter, if middle school and high school students have shared access to areas on a common campus or in common buildings, then the school community has the option to adopt the high school standard. High School • Water • No or low calorie beverages with up to 10 calories/8 ounces • Up to 12 ounce servings of milk, 100% juice, and certain other drinks o Fat-free or low fat regular and flavored milk with up to 150 calories/8 ounces*
From page 262...
... In recognition of the currently limited aailability of flaored milk with less than 0 calories/ oz and the importance of milk's natural nutrients in children's diets, flaored milk with up to 0 calories/ oz will be allowed under these guidelines until August , 00 so long as schools attempt to buy the lowest calorie flaored milk aailable to them. Because of unique CA state milk regulations, the calorie limit for fat-free and low fat flaored milk in CA schools is 0 calories/ oz with a transition period until August , 00 that allows 0 calories/ oz.

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