North Carolina General Statutes § 115C-264.2 Vending machine sales

(a)        Each school may, with the approval of the local board of education, sell to students beverages in vending machines during the school day so long as:

(1)        Soft drinks are not sold (i) during the breakfast and lunch periods, (ii) at elementary schools, or (iii) contrary to the requirements of the National School Lunch Program;

(2)        Sugared carbonated soft drinks, including mid-calorie carbonated soft drinks, are not offered for sale in middle schools;

(3)        Not more than fifty percent (50%) of the offerings for sale to students in high schools are sugared carbonated soft drinks;

(4)        Diet carbonated soft drinks are not considered in the same category as sugared carbonated soft drinks; and

(5)        Bottled water products are available in every school that has beverage vending.

(b)        Nothing in subsection (a) of this section prohibits a school from adopting stricter policies with respect to beverage vending.

(c)        Snack vending in all schools shall, by school year 2006-2007, meet the Proficient Level of the NC Eat Smart Nutrition Standards, such that in elementary schools, no snack vending is available to students, and in middle and high schools, seventy-five percent (75%) of snack vending products have not more than 200 calories per portion or snack vending package. (2005-253, s. 2.)

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