SDE: Requirements for Healthy Food Certification

Requirements for Healthy Food Certification

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Healthy Food Certification (HFC) Requirements
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Public schools that choose the healthy food option of HFC under Section 10-215f of the Connecticut General Statutes must follow the Connecticut Nutrition Standards (CNS) for all foods sold to students separately from reimbursable school meals. The CNS applies to all sources of food sales on school premises at all times including, but not limited to, school stores, vending machines, school cafeterias, and any fundraising activities on school premises.

The handouts and resources below provide information to assist schools with meeting the HFC requirements.

All Food Sales Specific Food Sales

  Adult Education Programs   Fundraisers   School Stores   Vending Machines
CONTACT:  Susan S. Fiore, M.S., R.D. at or 860-807-2075
Connecticut State Department of Education
Bureau of Health, Nutrition, Family Services and Adult Education
Child Nutrition Programs
450 Columbus Boulevard, Suite 504
Hartford, CT 06103-1841

Nondiscrimination Statements (USDA and CSDE)

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