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Offering healthy foods for sale at school is sometimes not enough to get students to eat better. How can you encourage students to choose the healthy options your school offers? One way is to price healthier options so they are cheaper than their less healthy counterparts. Students (and parents) are cost-conscious and how much a snack costs can affect their purchasing decisions.
If your school participates in the National School Meal Program, foods for sale during the school day need to meet Smart Snacks Standards. Favorably pricing healthy food options will help promote these foods outside of the school hours, too.
Check out the Smart Snacks Standards to learn about healthier food and beverage options. While these requirements apply to foods and beverages sold during the school day, these guidelines can be applied to all foods sold to consistently encourage nutritious food choices.
Get student and staff input prior to introducing new products.
Compliment all changes with promotion and education on the new products available.
Have a volunteer lead and collect teacher and student surveys to learn about the kinds of healthy snacks they would like to see sold in school stores, concessions and other venues.
Engage volunteers to complete the above-mentioned inventory.
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