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Kansas State Board of Ed Reviews Snack Rules

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The Kansas Board of Education today (TUE) reviewed new federal rules on food sales in schools slated to take effect next year. The healthy snack requirements govern the kinds of food items that can be sold to students during the school day. Kansas already has requirements in place that in many cases meet or exceed the new federal rules. Cheryl Johnson is the director of child nutrition and wellness at the Kansas Department of Education. She told the board that much of the work in Kansas will be creating exemptions for certain activities, such as fundraising bake sales in schools.

The new requirements will not affect concession sales at after-school events. The new regulations are not finalized and the federal government will be taking comments on the rules until later this month.

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