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District adopts new nutrition standards
MONROE - The Monroe school district implemented new nutrition standards this month under the USDA's "All Foods Sold in Schools" standards as required by the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010. The standards amend existing regulations and are intended to eliminate less healthy snacks from schools. The rules, also known as "Smart Snacks in School," cover any food sold on school campuses during the school day - defined as midnight to 30 minutes after the end of the official school day - except for food sold under the school breakfast and lunch programs.