Special Milk Program and Smart Snacks

Asked July 16, 2014, 9:54 AM EDT

Are schools who are only participating in the Special Milk Program required to comply with the new Smart Snacks in School guidelines?

Philadelphia County Pennsylvania

1 Response

No, schools participating in the SMP do not have to comply with the new Smart Snacks regulations. I have attached the Q & A from the policy memo, SP 23-2014 (v.2), published on June 5, 2014 from USDA

(2) Are schools that do not participate in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP) or the School Breakfast Program (SBP) required to comply with the Smart Snacks interim final rule?

Schools that do not participate in the NSLP or SBP are not required to comply with the Smart Snacks interim final rule. For example, schools that only participate in the Special Milk Program are not required to comply with Smart Snacks guidelines, although it is encouraged in order to improve the overall nutrition environment in schools.

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