Smart Snacks in Schools
Starting in school year 2014-15, all foods sold at school during the school day are required to meet nutrition standards. The Smart Snacks in School regulation applies to foods sold a la carte, in the school store, vending machines, and any other venues where food is sold to students.
A number of tools and resources are available to help schools identify food items that meet Smart Snacks criteria. See the resources below for information about the Smart Snacks requirement, helpful tools, and ways to encourage children to make healthier snack choices that give them the nutrition they need to grow and learn.
A Guide to Smart Snacks in Schools
Fundraisers and Smart Snacks: Foods Not Intended for Consumption at School
Healthy Fundraising (USDA Healthy Meals Resource System)
Nutrition Voyage: The Quest to Be Our Best
Smart Snacks in Schools Brochure
Smart Snacks in Schools - Fundraisers
"Smart Snacks" History
Competitive Foods and Beverages in U.S. Schools: A State Policy Analysis (HHS Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)
Controlling Junk Food and the Bottom Line: Case Studies of Schools Successfully Implementing Strong Nutrition Standards for Competitive Foods and Beverages (HHS Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)