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Eat Smart School Standards

  • Who is it for?

    Local education agencies, educators, parents, community leaders, industry representatives and policy makers.

  • How do you get it?

    This resource is distributed electronically and can be downloaded on this page.

  • How is it used?

    Serves as a call to action and a tool to create school environments that support healthy eating.

Eat Smart: North Carolina’s Recommended Standards for All Foods Available in School addresses food and beverages found in traditional cafeteria meals as well as a la carte items, vending machine drinks and snacks, and foods and beverages served in after school programs and at school functions. Download the Eat Smart Standards, as well as several documents providing quick and easy tips on school fundraising, concessions, celebrations and more.

Three state agencies — the North Carolina Division of Public Health, the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction and the North Carolina Cooperative Extension Service — collaborated to create this document. Local education agencies are encouraged to use the Eat Smart School Standards to craft food policies that will contribute to students’ nutritional well-being and health. Use these advocacy tools with local an state level decision makers to ensure the health of North Carolina’s school-age children.

Eat Smart: North Carolina’s Recommended Standards for All Foods Available in School
School Foods Standards Fact Sheet

Eat Smart School Standards Resources

Each of these downloadable documents provides quick and easy tips for schools and communities to use in order to create healthy eating environments both during and after the school day.

Rewards and Incentives
School Celebrations
School Stores
Compares the Winner’s Circle Healthy Dining Program to the Eat Smart School Standards

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Eat Smart, Move More NC exists through the work of its many partner organizations.
Please address all inquiries to the Eat Smart, Move More NC Webmaster.