The four final rules

The Obama administration on July 21 announced four final rules that implement provisions of the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act.

• The Smart Snacks in School final rule aligns the nutritional quality of snacks sold to children during the school day with the science-based improvements made to school lunches and breakfasts.

• The Local School Wellness Policy final rule ensures that any food or beverage marketed on school campuses during the school day meets the Smart Snacks standards.

• The Community Eligibility Provision final rule allows schools and local educational agencies with high poverty rates to provide free breakfast and lunch to all students.

• The Administrative Review final rule updates the administrative review process used by state agencies to monitor federally funded school meal programs.