ADE Director's Communication Memo Form

Memo Number : FIN-08-069

Date Created : 03/26/2008


Co-op Directors
other: All Principals
Child Nutrition Directors

Type of Memo: Regulatory
Response Required: Optional
Section:   Fiscal and Administrative Services - Dr. Bobbie Davis, Assistant Commissioner
School Year 2008-2009 Allowable Competitive Foods/Beverages and Maximum Portion Size List

Regulatory Authority:
Ark. Code Ann. §§ 20-7-133, 20-7-134 and 20-7-135, ADE Rules Governing Nutrition and Physical Activity Standards

Contact Person:
Sheila Brown

Phone Number:


As required by the RULES GOVERNING NUTRITION AND PHYSICAL ACTIVITY STANDARDS IN ARKANSAS PUBLIC SCHOOLS, Section 6.0, the Arkansas Child Health Advisory Committee (ACHAC) made changes on March 11, 2008, to the previously approved “Allowable Competitive Foods/Beverages and Maximum Portion Size List.” Please see revised Attachment A, SY2008-09 Allowable Competitive Foods/Beverages - Maximum Portion Size List.

The only change to the List for the 2008-2009 School Year is the elimination of “Chips, Regular” as an allowed competitive food item.

Current regulations give authority to ACHAC to make changes to the list of maximum portion size restrictions and nutrition standards each year.

For additional information, see Attachment B, Rules Governing Nutrition and Physical Activity Standards, Section 6.0.

No other changes have been made to state nutrition standards that affect those outlined in Attachment C, Commissioner’s Memo LS-08-044 “Approved Rules Governing Nutrition & Physical Activity Standards and BMI.” This Memo addresses a la carte standards, compliance monitoring, healthy vending options and off-campus fund raising.

The Arkansas Child Health Advisory Committee will continue to evaluate portion sizes of competitive foods and beverages, and will issue further guidance by April 1, 2009, for the 2009-2010 School Year as required by the above-cited rules.


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