Smart Snacks Resources

Prepare For Smart Snacks!

SNA is committed to supporting and assisting members with resources to better understand and implement the Smart Snacks Rule. As a school nutrition professional, you are the expert in child nutrition within your community. Familiarize yourself with these tools to make Smart Snacks a success within your district.

USDA FNS - Smart Snacks in School
Review the Competitive Foods Interim Final Rule, comments to the rule, a summary of the standards, press releases, as well as technical assistance and guidance materials.

SNA and Alliance for A Healthier Generation Smart Snacks Resource
The Alliance for a Healthier Generation and the School Nutrition Association worked together to launch a series of tools to make Smart Snacks a success in your school district.

We recognize that implementing the new USDA Smart Snacks in School Guidelines for a la carte items, vending machines, snack carts, school stores and in-school fundraisers, will take a collective effort, involving numerous staff across the school building.

This online resource contains:

  • A step-by-step guide to get started
  • Plug-and-play presentations to educate different audiences
  • Taste testing tools to engage students
  • Sample newsletters to spread the word with parents and community members
  • Cafeteria staff training materials

John C. Stalker Institute A-List of Vending and Snack Products
The John C. Stalker Institute of Food and Nutrition (JSI) supports healthy students and schools in Massachusetts with The A-List, an up-to-date and ever-expanding list of vending and snack products that meet the Massachusetts Nutrition Standards for Competitive Foods and Beverages in Public Schools. These mandatory standards became effective August 1, 2012.

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