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 After Paula's post, I did some research on the federal rules about foods of
minimal nutritional value.

I have a whole lot more respect for the cafeteria workers who wade through
the rules regularly.  It appears that state rules and regulations also
apply.  See this website to learn how your state interprets the rules:  They differ.
This website

has what appears to be "the manual" for the national school lunch program.
According to to part 210.11, paragraph 37, part b, it appears that other
food items may be offered at the school's discretion.

"The sale of other competitive foods may, at the discretion of the State
agency and school food authority, be allowed in the food service area during
the lunch period only if all income from the sale of such foods accrues to
the benefit of the nonprofit school food service or the school or student
organizations approved by the school."

There also appears to be a distinction about the location where the food is
provided.  Food service area "means any area on school premises where meals
are served and/or eaten."  I suppose that one could also argue that a coffee
shop is not serving meals and is not located in the food service area.
Anyway, to me it looks like different states interpret the rules differently
and some impose other rules on top of the federal guidelines.  It looks like
the best course of action is to check how your state and individual school
system interpret these rules.

Cheryl Youse, MLS
Media Specialist
Colquitt County High School

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