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A Guide to Smart Snacks in School

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As of April 2024, this resource is under revision to reflect the Child Nutrition Programs: Meal Patterns Consistent With the 2020-2025 Dietary Guidelines for Americans final rule.  


A Guide to Smart Snacks in School

This booklet gives easy-to-understand tips on how to meet smart snacks standards and why they are important. It is designed for anyone who sells foods and/or beverages to students outside of the school meals programs during the school day. This includes school principals that might oversee vending contracts, snack bar managers, fundraising chairs, and local school wellness policy coordinators.


All are welcome to download these materials and make copies. To download the file, please right-click on the link and select "save link as."

Ordering: Print copies are available in English. Child nutrition program operators may request printed copies of this resource, while supplies last.

Page updated: May 10, 2024