There are rules, then there are federal lunch rules.
A high school in Utah was fined $15,000 for selling sodas during the lunch hour. Turns out, it's okay to sell the sodas beforehand and then to drink it during lunch. It's just not okay to sell it during lunch. And not only that, turns out the rules in selling candies is quite complicated, too.
See if the rules make sense to you:
Chris Williams, the Davis School District Spokesperson, says there are definite rules about how, and when carbonated beverages can be sold. “It is challenging when you can buy a Coke before lunch, and consume it during lunch, but you can't buy a coke during lunch."
It's not just soda sales that are a problem; candy can be too, depending on what kind it is. Davis High School’s Principal, Dee Burton, says Snicker Bars are considered nutritional and legal, but other candy is not. "We are not allowed to sell anything that is carbonated or any candy that sticks to your teeth”
Snicker Bars nutritious? That's great news, Neatoramanauts! Thanks, Mr. Fed! Link