USDA has established practical, science-based nutrition standards for snack foods and beverages sold to children at school during the school day. The standards allow schools to offer healthier snack foods to children, while limiting junk food.
The health of today’s school environment continues to improve. Students across the country are now offered healthier school lunches with more fruits, vegetables and whole grains. The Smart Snacks in School standards build on those healthy advancements and ensure that kids are only offered tasty and nutritious foods during the school day.
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Note: Please see the Smart Snacks in School Standards link below that highlights the differences in beverage options for Pre-K - 8th grade and 9th-12 grade. Some beverages that are available for purchase are for 9th - 12th grade only.