Starting in school year 2014-15, all foods sold at school during the school day will need to meet nutrition standards. The Smart Snacks in School regulation applies to foods sold a la carte, in the school store, and vending machines. Prior to the publishing of the Smart Snacks rule, 39 States already had nutrition standards in place, with Kentucky being one of these states.
As a state, we asked for a waiver from part of our state regulations regarding food to allow us to follow Federal regulations in this area only. The request from the Division of School and Community Nutrition (SCN) on behalf of all school districts to waive Section 2, (1-9) of 702 KAR 6:090, was approved by the Kentucky Board of Education on October 7, 2014. This request does not include a waiver from the time period by which competitive foods may be offered for sale through a vending machine, school store, canteen, or fundraiser on school.