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Table 3 Competitive food policies of the largest school district in each state & D.C. for 2004–2005 (districts with policy more restrictive than state and federal policies, N = 19)

From: Report card on school snack food policies among the United States' largest school districts in 2004–2005: Room for improvement

Policy Components Number Percent (N = 19)
Time of day and venue where policy applies
General recommendations only 1 5%
Specifically applies only to foods/ beverages sold during the school day 9 47%
Applies to vending machines 18 95%
Applies to cafeteria à la carte 15 79%
Applies to student stores 15 79%
Applies to fundraising activities 9 47%
Applies to after-school fundraising or concessions 0 --
Different standards set for grade levels 10 53%
Content and portion size
Restricts food content 14 74%
Restricts food portion size 10 53%
Restricts sugar content of juice drinks 14 74%
Restricts portion size of beverages 9 47%
Restricts soda in all schools 12 63%
Policy elements extending beyond competitive foods
Addresses marketing to students 5 26%
Addresses nutrition education 6 32%
Addresses physical education 2 11%
Addresses monitoring/compliance procedures 6 32%
Includes consequences for non-compliance 2 11%
Addresses measure of physical health (i.e. BMI) 0 --