National School Lunch and School Breakfast Programs: Nutrition Standards for All Foods Sold in School, as Required by the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010

Docket ID: FNS-2011-0019
Agency: Food and Nutrition Service (FNS)
Parent Agency: Department of Agriculture (USDA)

This rule codifies the two provisions of the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act (Pub. L. 111-296; the Act) under 7 CFR parts 210 and 220. Section 208 requires the Secretary to promulgate regulations to establish science-based nutrition standards for all foods sold in schools. The nutrition standards apply to all food sold outside the school meal programs, on the school campus, and at any time during the school day. Section 203 requires schools participating in the National School Lunch Program to make available to children free of charge, as nutritionally appropriate, potable water for consumption in the place where meals are served during meal service.

RIN: 0584-AE09
Impacts and Effects: None
CFR Citation: 7 CFR 210,7 CFR 220
Priority: Economically Significant
UA and Regulatory Plan Information open glossary dialog  
Publication Period: Spring 2016
Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Final Rule
Major Rule: Yes
Legal Authorities: Pub. L. 111-296
Legal Deadlines: None
Government Levels Affected: Local, State
Federalism Implications: Yes
Unfunded Mandates: State, Local, Or Tribal Governments, Private Sector
Requires Regulatory Flexibility Analysis: Governmental Jurisdictions
Small Entities Affected: No
International Impacts: No
Energy Effects: No
Included in Regulatory Plan: No
ActionDateFR Citation
NPRM02/08/201378 FR 9530
NPRM Comment Period End04/09/2013
Interim Final Rule06/28/201378 FR 39067
Interim Final Rule Effective08/27/2013
Interim Final Rule Comment Period End10/28/2013
Final Action05/00/2016
Docket Details open glossary dialog  
Related RINs: None
Related Dockets: None
Organization: Food and Nutrition Service
Category: Significant
Type: Rulemaking
Program: Multiple Child Nutrition (CN) Programs

Primary Documents

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Comment Now!
Due Sep 27, 2016 11:59 PM ET
Posted: 07/29/2016
ID: FNS-2011-0019-5227
Comment Period Closed
Oct 28, 2013 11:59 PM ET
Posted: 06/28/2013
ID: FNS-2011-0019-4718
Comment Period Closed
Apr 09, 2013 11:59 PM ET
Proposed Rule
Posted: 02/08/2013
ID: FNS-2011-0019-0001

Supporting Documents

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Comments Not Accepted
Supporting & Related Material
Posted: 07/29/2016
ID: FNS-2011-0019-5228
Comments Not Accepted
Supporting & Related Material
Posted: 07/29/2016
ID: FNS-2011-0019-5229
Comments Not Accepted
Supporting & Related Material
Posted: 02/11/2015
ID: FNS-2011-0019-5226


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Agency Contact
Charles H Watford
Regulatory Review Specialist
3101 Park Center Drive
Alexandria, VA 22302
Lynnette M Thomas
Chief, Planning and Regulatory Affairs Branch
3101 Park Center Drive
Alexandria, VA 22302
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