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USDA's Smart Snacks in Schools competitive food and beverage standards: What's the difference between CA law and the proposed regulations?


March 14, 2013

2:00-3:15 pm PST


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Wondering how the new competitive food regulations recently proposed by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) stack up against California's competitive food and beverage standards? Join California Project LEAN/Public Health Institute, the California Department of Education's Nutrition Services Division and

Ad Lucem Consulting on a webinar to:

  • Compare current California competitive food and beverage legislation (SB 12 and 965) to the proposed USDA regulations
  • Learn how to submit comments to USDA on the proposed regulations and why it is important for USDA to hear from California
  • Hear key recommended comments to USDA from CA Project LEAN/Public Health Institute

While California adopted its current competitive food and beverage standards in 2005, the USDA has taken a big step by proposing minimum nutrition standards for foods and beverages sold in schools across the country. A key component of the USDA proposal is that states and school districts can keep or adopt standards that go above and beyond USDA's. This is good news in California, where school districts have worked hard to put standards in place - some even stricter than California's current standards. This webinar will help you gain a deeper understanding of the proposed USDA standards, including the strengths and weaknesses as compared to the CA standards.


Presenters include:

Cyndi Walter, CA Project LEAN/Public Health Institute

Mike Danzik, CA Department of Education

Lisa Craypo, Ad Lucem Consulting

Gabrielle Serra, Public Health Institute


Join us on 3/14/13!

This webinar is supported by a grant from The California Endowment
to California Project LEAN at the Public Health Institute.

About California Project LEAN

California Project LEAN, a program of the Public Health Institute and California Department of Public Health, works to advance nutrition and physical activity policy in schools and communities in order to prevent obesity and its associated chronic diseases. California Project LEAN efforts center on youth, parent and resident empowerment approaches, policy and environmental change strategies, and community-based solutions that improve nutrition and physical activity environments. For more information, go to

About the Public Health Institute             

The Public Health Institute, an independent nonprofit organization, is dedicated to promoting health, well-being and quality of life for people throughout California, across the nation and around the world. For more information, go to

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