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§ 115C‑264.3.  ChildNutrition Program standards.

The State Board of Education,in direct consultation with a cross section of local directors of childnutrition services, shall establish statewide nutrition standards for schoolmeals, a la carte foods and beverages, and items served in the After SchoolSnack Program administered by the Department of Public Instruction and childnutrition programs of local school administrative units. The nutritionstandards will promote gradual changes to increase fruits and vegetables,increase whole grain products, and decrease foods high in total fat, trans fat,saturated fat, and sugar. The nutrition standards adopted by the State Board ofEducation shall be implemented initially in elementary schools. All elementary schoolsshall achieve a basic level by the end of the 2009‑2010 school year,followed by middle schools and then high schools.  (2005‑457, s. 1; 2007‑323,s. 7.36A(a); 2008‑107, s. 7.25(a).)