Smart Snacks in School Resources

Smart Snacks Product Calculator Smart Snacks Product Calculator

Alliance for a Healthier Generation.

Is your snack a Smart Snack? Find out with the Alliance for a Healthier Generation Smart Snacks Product Calculator! This calculator has been determined by the USDA, Food and Nutrition Service to be accurate in assessing product compliance with the federal requirements for Smart Snacks in Schools. The calculator can be used on food and beverages.


Smart Snacks in School

United States Department of Agriculture. Food and Nutrition Service.


Smart Snacks in School (PDF | 488 KB)

United States Department of Agriculture. Food and Nutrition Service.

USDA’s “All Foods Sold in Schools” Standards


Questions and Answers Related to the “Smart Snacks” Interim Final Rule (PDF | 164 KB)

United States Department of Agriculture. Food and Nutrition Service.


Smart Snacks in School Beverage Guidelines (PDF | 106 KB)

United States Department of Agriculture. Food and Nutrition Service.

The Food and Nutrition Service is currently exploring options for providing a beverage calculator similar to the food product calculator. This chart can be used to assess beverages against the Smart Snacks in School standards.


Smart Snacks Presentations

Alliance for a Healthier Generation.

Use these plug-and-play communications tools to inform others about Smart Snacks.


Competitive Foods in Schools

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

View background information about competitive foods, and learn how to successfully implement strong nutrition standards for competitive foods.


8 Smart Snack Celebrations

Alliance for a Healthier Generation.

Eight fun ways to have a healthy celebration at school. All ideas have been implemented by other schools and success stories are included.


Smart Snacks In School Rule

California Project LEAN.

This resources includes background information, webinars, and more about Smart Snacks In School.


Smart Snacks in Schools

Indiana Department of Education.

Resources with basic information on Smart Snacks, USDA and Indiana Policies, and Smart Snack PowerPoints and handouts.


"Smart Snacks In School” Nutrition Standards Interim Final Rule Questions And Answers (PDF | 131.92 KB)

Virginia Department of Education.

Frequently asked questions about Smart Snacks In School.


USDA Smart Snacks in School (PDF | 519.25 KB)

Iowa Department of Education.

A comparison of the Iowa Healthy Kids Act to the USDA Smart Snacks in Schools.


7 Questions About Smart Snacks in School Standards

The PEW Chartitable Trusts.

Commonly asked questions with answers on topics related to Smart Snacks in schools.


Smart Snacks Product Calculator Graphic Smart Snacks Calculator Graphic

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