The standards do not apply to food and beverages that are:Exemptions
  • Brought from home or purchased off of school premises and are not for resale in schools
  • Offered in schools to students at no cost
  • Available for purchase during field trips off school premises
  • Sold in schools for non-school purposes (e.g. sold by an outside organization that is using the gymnasium after school hours for a non-school related event)
  • Sold for fundraising activities that occur off school premises
  • Sold in staff rooms

Special Event Days:

In consultation with school council, the school principal may designate up to 10 “special-event” days throughout the year, which are exempt from the standards. Although “special-event” days allow greater flexibility with food and beverages, schools are encouraged to consider selling food and beverages that meet the nutrition standards.