Federal and State Government Aid
and standards for public school food.
United States aid and standards
Illinois Aid and Standards
Federal regulations also define these following foods as "Foods of minimal nutritional value" These foods cannot be sold in Illinois schools.
-Ice pops (except ice pops that contain fruit or fruit juices)
-Candies such as
--Hard candy such as sour balls, lollipops, mints, and couch drops
--Jellies and Gums such as gum drops, jelly beans, and gummi bear products
--Fondant, ex. candy corn
--Spun Candy, ex cotton candy
--candy coated popcorn.
The USDA (United States Department of Agriculture) does not require school to serve/not serve any particular foods, but the meals must meet the Federal nutrition requirements.
Illinois School Breakfast and Lunch Program
In order to qualify for this aid you need to reach the following requirements.