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Table 6 State competitive food policies summary

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

State competitive food policies Total Number (States) Percent (N = 50)
States with legislation more restrictive than federal requirements regarding competitive food sales in schools prior to 2002 20 40%
States with new competitive food policies that require or will require changes passed since 2002 7 (Arkansas, California*, Connecticut**, Hawaii*, Texas*, Tennessee, West Virginia*) 14%
States with new policies that recommend changes to competitive food sales passed since 2002 4 (Colorado, North Carolina, Vermont, Washington) 8%
States with legislation to address childhood obesity, by nutrition and/or physical activity passed since 2002 16 (Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Louisiana, Mississippi, Nevada, New Mexico, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Texas, Tennessee, Vermont, Washington, West Virginia) 32%
  1. * Requires schools to offer only competitive foods that meet certain nutritional guidelines
  2. **Requires certain healthy foods be sold whenever sodas/fruit drinks are available