Snacks and Beverages

Is Your Snack a Smart Snack?

Product Calculator
See which snacks & beverages meet Smart Snack guidelines.


Product Navigator
Find approved products.

Why is it important?

Parents, districts, states and now the federal government have decided that it is time to change and raise the standards for the foods and beverages sold to students in schools. The USDA’s Smart Snacks in School nutrition standards published last year are science-based standards for all foods and beverages sold to students during the school day.

These standards go into effect July 1, 2014. While these standards only apply to foods sold in vending machines, school stores, snack carts and a la carte lines, and through fundraising, they can also be used to improve classroom parties and define new ways to celebrate on campus.

Where would you like to begin?
Smart Snacks Fundraisers

Use our guidance and tools to align your snacks and beverages sold around campus with the new “Smart Snacks” guidelines released by the USDA.

Design healthy fundraisers that create revenue for your school while supporting the healthy eating habits you teach.

Get started Get started
Celebrations Non-Food Rewards

Throw classroom parties and celebrate student accomplishments with nutritious options and activities rather than sweets.

Give students rewards that do not associate eating with success or reinforce unhealthy habits.

Get started

Get started

Talk with Our Expert

Jill Turley is one of our National Nutrition Advisors.
Ask her questions, get her suggestions, and see how she can help you create a healthier environment.

Get to Know Jill     |     Email Jill     |     Phone: (580) 747 - 9230

Start with a Training

Join our experts for live and on demand trainings to get the knowledge and tools you need to create healthy changes in areas you are interested in.

Read About What's New & Notable

Find the latest information on current trends, policy updates, and best practices from our experts and leaders in the field.

USDA’s Recently Proposed Wellness Policy Rule