Smart Snacks in School
Healthy Snack Calculators
Is Your Snack a Smart Snack? Use the Smart Snacks Product Calculator, developed by the Alliance for a Healthier Generation, to take the guesswork out of nutrition guidelines! Simply enter the product information, answer a few questions, and determine whether your snack, side or entree item meets the new USDA Smart Snacks in School Guidelines.
Kids often need snacks to help them get enough calories (ENERGY) throughout the day. Choosing healthy snacks that add nutrients, like vitamins and minerals, to their diets is essential. Smart snacking is a great way to meet daily nutrient requirements that may be missed at meal times.
Students in our district are offered healthier school meals with more fruits, vegetables and whole grains through the National School Lunch and Breakfast Program. The Smart Snacks in School standards published by the USDA will build on those healthy advancements by ensuring that all other snack foods and beverages available for sale to students in school are tasty and nutritious.
Nutrition Standards for Foods
Click here to download our Competitive Food Reference Cards. Teh reference cards provide all the specific regulations broken down for Elementary Schools and then Middle/High Schools.
Before any food is sold on campus to students the group organizing the fundraiser needs to have completed the Fundraiser Request Form. The form needs to include the nutritional information and ingredient list of the food(s) being sold and turned into Child Nutrition Services for approval.
For PTA Fundraising forms please click here.
Kids in the Kitchen
Two Simple Steps to Delicious and Nutritious Snacks
Visit MealsMatter.org for more snack ideas.