USDA finalizes healthier snacks rules

Standards also ensure that nutrition standards for foods marketed and served in schools are consistent.

Four final rules were rolled out Thursday to implement important provisions of the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act (HHFKA), building on the progress schools across the country have already made in the improved nutritional quality of meals served in schools. The rules will ensure that children have access to healthy snacks and that nutrition standards for the foods marketed and served in schools are consistent. The rules will also promote integrity across the school meals programs.

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