Smart Snacks in School
As part of the Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010, USDA has released an interim final rule, Smart Snacks in School, which establishes nutrition standards for all foods and beverages sold to students before, during and 30 minutes after the school day. The nutrition standards that are a part of the Iowa Healthy Kids Act are now equivalent to USDA’s Smart Snack standards.
Flyer - Lists all nutrition standards for foods and beverages and includes fundraiser and accompaniment standards.
Brochure - Lists all nutrition standard requirements for foods and beverages, accompaniments, and fundraisers sold to students during the school day.
USDA Questions and Answers - Clarification of the Smart Snacks nutrition standards.
Smart Snacks in School Webinar - For school staff and wellness committees to learn more about the regulations that foods and beverages sold outside of a reimbursable meal must meet. The webinar addresses the changes from Healthy Kids Act to Smart Snacks and provided an overview of the Alliance for a Healthier Generation calculator.
- Smart Snacks in School Webinar Slide Handout
- Short Smart Snacks Presentation - Provides background information, including venues where the guidelines apply, the types of foods and beverages that will be allowed, and resources that are available to assist with implementation.
USDA Smart Snacks Webpage - Provides an overview of Smart Snacks in School including a summary of the standards; regulation and policy, frequently asked questions and issue briefs; and available technical assistance.
Alliance for a Healthier Generation Smart Snacks Calculator - USDA has thoroughly reviewed this tool and has determined it to be accurate in assessing food product compliance with the federal requirements for Smart Snacks in Schools.
Alliance for a Healthier Generation Product Navigator - Features snack, side, entrée and beverage products that meet the USDA Smart Snacks in School Guidelines from leading manufacturers.