Healthy Snack Calculators (Smart Snacks in School brochure)
Is Your Snack a Smart Snack? Use the Smart Snacks Product Calculator, developed by the Alliance for a Healthier Generation, 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 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.
We offer students in our school division healthy school meals through the National School Lunch and Breakfast Program that includes fruits, vegetables and whole grains. The Smart Snacks in School standards published by the USDA will build on those healthy offerings by ensuring that all other snack foods and beverages available for sale to students in school are tasty and nutritious.