2017 ORS 336.423¹
Standards for food and beverages sold to students in schools
  • exceptions
  • compliance

(1) As used in this section:

(a) “Entree” means a food that is generally regarded as being the primary food in a meal and includes, but is not limited to, sandwiches, burritos, pasta and pizza.

(b) “Snack” means a food that is generally regarded as supplementing a meal and includes, but is not limited to, chips, crackers, onion rings, nachos, french fries, doughnuts, cookies, pastries, cinnamon rolls and candy.

(2) Except as provided in subsection (6) of this section, all food and beverage items sold to students in a public kindergarten through grade 12 school must at a minimum meet the standards required by this section.

(3) The following shall apply to all food sold to students in a school during the times described in subsection (5)(a) of this section:

(a) A snack item may be sold only in a single-serving size and:

(A) May not have more than 35 percent of the total calories from fat. This requirement does not apply to snack items that are legumes, nuts, nut butters, seeds, seed butters, eggs, nonfried vegetables and cheese.

(B) May not have more than 10 percent of the total calories from saturated fat. This requirement does not apply to snack items that are nuts, nut butters, seeds, seed butters, eggs and cheese.

(C) May not contain more than 35 percent sugar by weight. This requirement does not apply to fruit and vegetables.

(D) May not contain more than 0.5 grams of trans fat per serving.

(E) May not contain more than 150 total calories if sold in a school in which the highest grade level in the school is grade 5 or less.

(F) May not contain more than 180 total calories if sold in a school in which the highest grade level in the school is grade 6, 7 or 8.

(G) May not contain more than 200 total calories if sold in a school in which the highest grade level in the school is grade 9, 10, 11 or 12.

(b) An entree item that is sold individually:

(A) May not contain more than four grams of fat per 100 calories.

(B) May not contain more than 450 total calories.

(4) The following shall apply to all beverages sold to students in a school during the times described in subsection (5)(a) of this section:

(a) If the beverage is sold in a school in which the highest grade level in the school is grade 5 or less, the beverage may not contain caffeine and may be only:

(A) Water.

(B) Fruit or vegetable juice, provided the beverage item is not more than eight ounces, is 100 percent juice or 100 percent juice diluted with water, has no added sweeteners and contains no more than 120 calories per eight ounces.

(C) Milk or a nutritionally equivalent milk alternative, provided the beverage item is not more than eight ounces, is fat free or low fat and, if flavored, contains no more than 150 calories per eight ounces.

(b) If the beverage is sold in a school in which the highest grade level in the school is grade 6, 7 or 8, the beverage may not contain caffeine and may be only:

(A) Water.

(B) Fruit or vegetable juice, provided the beverage item is not more than 10 ounces, is 100 percent juice or 100 percent juice diluted with water, has no added sweeteners and contains no more than 120 calories per eight ounces.

(C) Milk or a nutritionally equivalent milk alternative, provided the beverage item is not more than 10 ounces, is fat free or low fat and, if flavored, contains no more than 150 calories per eight ounces.

(c) If the beverage is sold in a school in which the highest grade level in the school is grade 9, 10, 11 or 12, the beverage may be only:

(A) Water.

(B) Flavored water, provided the beverage item is not more than 20 ounces and contains no calories.

(C) Fruit or vegetable juice, provided the beverage item is not more than 12 ounces, is 100 percent juice or 100 percent juice diluted with water, has no added sweeteners and contains no more than 120 calories per eight ounces.

(D) Milk or a nutritionally equivalent milk alternative, provided the beverage item is not more than 12 ounces, is fat free or low fat and, if flavored, contains no more than 150 calories per eight ounces.

(E) A beverage item that is not more than 20 ounces and contains no more than 0.5 calories per ounce.

(F) A beverage item that is not more than 12 ounces and contains no more than five calories per ounce.

(5)(a) The standards required by this section apply to food and beverage items sold to students in a school at all times during the regular or extended school day when the activities in the school are primarily under the control of the school district board. This includes, but is not limited to, the time before or after classes are in session and the time when the school is being used for activities such as clubs, yearbook, band or choir practice, student government, drama rehearsals or child care programs.

(b) The standards required by this section do not apply to food and beverage items sold in a school at times when the school is being used for school-related events or nonschool-related events for which parents and other adults are a significant part of an audience or are selling food or beverage items before, during or after the event, such as a sporting event or another interscholastic activity, a play or a band or choir concert.

(6) The standards required by this section do not apply to:

(a) Food and beverage items sold as a meal in a school as part of the United States Department of Agriculture’s National School Lunch Program or School Breakfast Program; or

(b) Entree items that:

(A) At a minimum, meet the standards of the federal programs identified in paragraph (a) of this subsection;

(B) Are sold individually in portions allowed under the federal programs identified in paragraph (a) of this subsection; and

(C) Are sold not later than one day after items that are part of a federal program identified in paragraph (a) of this subsection are sold.

(7) A school district board may adopt standards that are more restrictive than the standards specified by this section.

(8) Each school year, a school district board shall determine whether the school district is in compliance with the standards required by this section and report the results of that determination to the Department of Education. The department may monitor whether school districts are in compliance with the standards required by this section. [2007 c.455 §1; 2015 c.317 §1]

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 336—Conduct of Schools Generally, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors336.­html (2017) (last ac­cessed Mar. 30, 2018).
 
2 OregonLaws.org contains the con­tents of Volume 21 of the ORS, inserted along­side the per­tin­ent statutes. See the preface to the ORS An­no­ta­tions for more information.
 
3 OregonLaws.org assembles these lists by analyzing references between Sections. Each listed item refers back to the current Section in its own text. The result reveals relationships in the code that may not have otherwise been apparent.