Food Regulation

USDA Smart Snack Standards

Grain products must contain 50 percent or more whole grains by weight (have a whole grain as the first ingredient); Non-grain products have fruit, vegetable, dairy product, or protein food listed as the first ingredient.

The food must meet the following nutrient standards for calories, sodium, sugar, and fats:

 Nutrient  Snack
 Calories  200 calories or less
 Sodium  200 mg or less
 Total Fat   35% of calories or less
 Saturated Fat  Less than 10% of calories
Trans Fat   0 g
 Sugar  35% by weight or less

 

USDA Smart Snack Beverages

 Beverage  Amount
 Water:  Plain (with or without carbonation) No Limit
 Milk: Unflavored low-fat, unflavored or flavored fat-free; milk alternatives  Elementary School 8 fl oz
Middle School and High School 12 fl oz
 Juice: 100% fruit or vegetable juice (with or without carbonation)  Elementary School 8 fl oz
Middle School and High School 12 fl oz

The district recommends you refer to Snack Safely for its Safe Snack Guide, a downloadable, interactive list of allergy-friendly products updated frequently.

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