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|Assortment Includes||7 Skittles®, 7 M&M's® Peanut, 7 M&M's® Milk Chocolate, 6 Starburst®, 5 Sour Punch® Straws Strawberry, 4 Sour Jacks Watermelon, 5 Rice Krispies® Treats, 4 Sour Punch® Straws Apple, 4 Warheads® Extreme Sour, 7 Nuclear® Sqworms, 3 Mini Chewy Sweetarts®, 3 Chewy Spree®, 6 Orchard Fruit® Snacks, 3 Sweetarts Chewy Sours, 5 Black Forest® Juicy Burst Fruit Snacks. Suggested order 1 case per person selling.|
If I am part of a school, can I still fundraise with candy and snack items?
Yes. The USDA only requires that candy and snack items not be sold on school grounds, during school hours. Therefore, you are still able to sell starting 30 minutes after school, on campus without regulation. Selling of these items is also permitted at any after school, on-campus event, such as sports/games, etc.
Is there a way I can sell candy or snack items during school hours on the premise?
Yes. Each state is different, but they do make exemptions for selling candy/snack fundraisers during school hours. You will need to contact your district to find out what your state’s specifications are and how to obtain an exemption.
Do any of the USDA rules apply to fundraising that happens outside of school?
No. Whether you are associated with a school or not, any fundraising that takes place physically outside of school grounds is exempt from the USDA nutrition standards.
What types of fundraisers fit under the USDA guidelines?
The Smart Variety is made up of items that specifically fit the Smart Snacks In School USDA requirements. These snacks can be sold during school hours without state approval. Regular candy and snacks can still be used for fundraising, but sales of these items must be after school hours on campus. Anything under our Brochure fundraisers and Other Ideas categories fit the guidelines as well.
How do I find out more about the USDA’s Smart Snacks in School guidelines?
You can visit the USDA here: