Smart Snacks in School
Healthy Snack Calculators
Is Your Snack a Smart Snack? Use the Smart Snacks Product Calculator 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 and California 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 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 & Beverages Sold to Students
For more detailed information about Smart Snacks in Schools (also known as Competitive Foods) check out the California Department of Education Competitive Foods & Beverages webpage.
Snacking Tips for Parents
Two Simple Steps to Delicious and Nutritious Snacks
Visit MealsMatter.org for more snack ideas.