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The DC Code: § 38-822.06 Healthy vending, fundraising, and prizes in public schools.

Index38 Educational Institutions. (Refs & Annos)
a
Except as provided by subsection (b) of this section, all beverages and snack foods provided by or sold in public schools, public charter schools, and participating private schools or provided by organizations participating in the Afterschool Meal Program, whether through vending machines, fundraisers, snacks, after-school meals, or other means, shall meet the requirements of the United States Department of Agriculture's HealthierUS School Challenge program at the Gold Award Level for competitive foods, as may be revised from time to time and notwithstanding any termination of the HealthierUS School Challenge program.
b
The requirements of subsection (a) of this section shall not apply to:
1
Food and drinks available only to faculty and staff members; provided, that school employees shall be encouraged to model healthy eating;
2
Food provided at no cost by parents;
3
Food sold or provided at official after-school events;
4
Adult education programs; and
5
Food not consumed or marketed to students.
c
The Office of the State Superintendent of Education may adopt standards that exceed the requirements set forth in subsections (a) and (b) of this section.
d
Foods and beverages sold in public school, public charter school, and participating private school stores shall meet the requirements of subsection (a) of this section.
e
Public schools, public charter schools, and participating private schools shall not permit third parties, other than school-related organizations and school meal service providers, to sell foods or beverages of any type to students on school property from 90 minutes before the school day begins until 90 minutes after the school day ends.
f
Foods and beverages that do not meet the nutritional requirements of subsection (a) of this section shall not be:
1
Used as incentives, prizes, or awards in public schools or public charter schools; or
2
Advertised or marketed in public schools and public charter schools through posters, signs, book covers, scoreboards, supplies, equipment, or other means.
g
After first issuing a warning, the Office of the State Superintendent of Education may impose a penalty, not to exceed $500 per day paid to the Healthy Schools Fund, on public schools and public charter schools that violate this section, subject to the right to a hearing requested within 10 days after the notice of imposition of the penalty is sent.

Historical and Statutory

Effect of Amendments D.C. Law 19-37, in subsec. (a), substituted "public schools, public charter schools, and participating private schools" for "public schools, public charter schools, and participating private schools"; in subsec. (d), substituted "public school, public charter school, and participating private school" for "public school, public charter school, and participating private school"; and, in subsec. (e), substituted "Public schools, public charter schools, and participating private schools" for "Public schools, public charter schools, and participating private schools". D.C. Law 19-168, in subsec. (b), deleted "and" from the end of par. (3), substituted ";   and" for a period the end of par. (4), and added par. (5). Emergency Act Amendments For temporary (90 day) amendment of section, see § 2(h) of Healthy Schools Emergency Amendment Act of 2011 (D.C. Act 19-143, August 9, 2011, 58 DCR 6814). For temporary (90 day) amendment of section, see § 4062(f) of Fiscal Year 2013 Budget Support Emergency Act of 2012 (D.C. Act 19-383, June 19, 2012, 59 DCR 7764). For temporary (90 day) amendment of section, see § 4062(f) of Fiscal Year 2013 Budget Support Congressional Review Emergency Act of 2012 (D.C. Act 19-413, July 25, 2012, 59 DCR 9290). Legislative History of Laws For Law 18-209, see notes following § 38-821.01. For history of Law 19-37, see notes under § 38-821.01. For history of Law 19-168, see notes under § 38-751.01. DC CODE § 38-822.06 Current through December 11, 2012

Credits

(July 27, 2010, D.C. Law 18-209, § 206, 57 DCR 4779; Oct. 20, 2011, D.C. Law 19-37, § 2(h), 58 DCR 6841; Sept. 20, 2012, D.C. Law 19-168, § 4062(f), 59 DCR 8025.)