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Does your school participate in the National School Breakfast or School Lunch Program? If so, all foods and beverages sold at school during the school day are required to meet nutrition standards, including those sold outside of school meals. Starting in 2014-2015, schools were required to ensure that foods and beverages sold a la carte, in the school store, vending machines, in-school fundraisers, and any other venues where food is sold to children met “Smart Snacks Standards.” Is your school smart snack savvy? Read on to find out!
Try one or more of these actions to help your school be smart snack savvy:
The school day refers to midnight through 30 minutes after the last bell. Foods that are sold outside of this time frame do not have to meet the guidelines (though we think they should anyway!).
Remember that beverages are also part of the smart snacks rules and serving sizes vary by student ages.
Engage volunteers by recruiting a parent volunteer to complete an inventory of foods sold on the school campus to determine what healthy items are available or to organize a taste test to sample new snack options.
Ask a registered dietitian to volunteer to give an educational presentation on healthy snack choices.
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