o Any carbonated beverage, including those with added nutrients such as vitamins, minerals and
o frozen, sweetened water such as popsicles and other “…sicles” and flavored ice with the
exception of products that contain fruit or fruit juice.
o flavored products made from natural or synthetic gums and other ingredients that form an
insoluble mass for chewing.
o any processed foods made predominantly from sweeteners or artificial sweeteners, including
hard candy, jellies and gums, marshmallow candies, fondant, licorice, spun candy and candycoated
When can FMNV’s be served in schools?
Elementary, Middle School & High Schools: FMNVs are not allowed to be sold or given away anywhere on
school premises by anyone (including guest speakers) until after the end of the last scheduled class.
Are there exceptions to these times?
Elementary Classroom Snacks
Elementary classrooms may serve one nutritious snack per day, either in the morning or afternoon but
not during regular meal periods. Anyone may provide the snack as long as there is no cost to the student.
Prepackaged snacks must comply with fat and sugar limits of TSNP and must be single serving. Snacks may
not contain FMNVs or consist of candy or dessert type items (cookies, cakes, cupcakes, pudding, ice cream
or frozen desserts, etc). Snacks can be purchased through the food service department or can be
provided by parents as long as they meet TDA guidelines. For a list of “Fan Favorite Snacks” that meet
guidelines, please contact the Food Services Office.
Elementary Birthday Parties
Foods otherwise restricted by the policy are permitted. It is recommended that such parties be scheduled
after the end of the class lunch period.
Schools & parents may provide one additional snack per day for students taking the TAKS test. As with
classroom snacks they must comply with the limits outlined in the TSNP.
The nutrition policy does not apply to students who leave campus for campus‐approved field trips.
Competitive Foods are any foods that are provided to students by person(s) or organizations other than the
school food service department (including vending machines). Times are based on school type. All competitive
foods must comply with the portion size and nutrition restrictions of the Texas School Nutrition Policy during
Not allowed anytime anywhere on school premises until the end of the last scheduled class.