Anchorage School District, AK Vending Machines to Offer Healthy Choices

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Anchorage, AK, US

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Type: Policy

Status: Revised on 6/5/00

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765 Vending Machine and Other Food Sales

a. All snacks and beverages sold in vending machines will be healthy choices in all schools and administrative facilities throughout the District. This requirement will extend to teacher lounges as well as office lounges and break rooms. Healthy choices will be those foods that may be available under policy 351.

b. All food and beverage sales at school will be healthy choices during the school day starting at 6 a.m. and ending one-half hour after the school day. This requirement will include related activities of parent teacher association groups, booster clubs, school stores, as well as any other fund raising.

c. Special events, such as cultural celebrations or other events tied to the curriculum, may be conducted as an exception if approved by the building principal.

d. Schools on the National School Lunch Program/NSLP (schools that serve breakfast and/or lunch that are on the federal reimbursement program).

(1) The sale of any type of food or drink (vended or other), except for water, during the breakfast and lunch food service times is prohibited in the food service area, except by the Student Nutrition Program.
(2) Vending machines dispensing healthy choices are permitted for use subject to the above restriction and the approval of the building principal, in middle school and high school buildings. Vending machines of any type shall not be available to students at elementary schools.
(3) The building principal has the discretion to determine, subject to this policy, what, when, and where any other food or beverage items may be sold.