Effective June 28, 2015, TDA repealed regulations prohibiting deep fat frying and sales of certain carbonated beverages for schools participating in the National School Lunch or School Breakfast Program in Texas. TDA also repealed the current ‘time and place’ policy.
Further, TDA now allows these schools to sell any foods and beverages during the school day as part of a fundraiser for up to six days per school year on each school campus. The foods and beverages sold for fundraisers on allowable days are not required to meet applicable nutritional standards outlined in the Code of Federal Regulations, provided that no specially exempted fundraiser foods or beverages may be sold in competition with school meals in the food service area during the meal service.
These policies are outlined in the Texas Administrative Code. For more details, please see: http://www.sos.state.tx.us/texreg/pdf/backview/0619/0619is.pdf
Schools may set policies that are more stringent than requirements set by USDA or TDA related to the food environment at schools.