Ohio law provides several standards that must be followed by school districts when providing food and beverage items to students on school property. It is vital that school districts comply with Ohio law when adopting and enforcing nutritional standards.

OSBA Resources

OSBA Journal article, November 2012, Food for thought-state standards you need to know

OSBA Journal article, October 2014, How ‘smart snacks’ rule changes affect districts

OSBA model policy EF/EFB, Food Services Management/Free and Reduced-Price Food Services

OSBA model policy EFH, Food Allergies

OSBA model policy EFF, Food Sale Standards

ODE Resources

ODE Food Allergy Web page

ODE School Meal Programs Trainings and Webinars

Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program

Menus that Move Information

Legal References

RC 3313.719

RC 3313.813

RC 3313.814

RC 3313.816

RC 3313.817

OAC 3301-91-09

For more information, please contact Lenore Winfrey, senior administrative assistant of legal services, at (614) 540-4000.