School Nutrition Programs

Smart Snacks in School

The Smart Snacks in School nutrition standards support better health for our kids and echo the good work already taking place in schools across the country. The new standards preserve flexibility for time-honored traditions like fundraisers and bake sales, and provide ample transition time for schools. The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is committed to working closely with students, parents, school stakeholders and the food and beverage industries to implement the new guidelines, and make the healthy choice the easy choice for America’s young people. View more information and resources on Smart Snacks by selecting the links below.

School Fundraiser Special Exemption Request

Smart Snacks Compliance Beverage Decision Tree

Smart Snacks Compliance Food Decision Tree

Smart Snacks Exemptions

Smart Snacks: Fundraisers

Smart Snacks Potential Financial Impact

Smart Snacks in Schools (USDA website)

Alliance Smart Snacks Calculator for Food Sold to Students in School (USDA memorandum-February 24, 2014)

Beverage Guidelines (USDA handout)

Questions and Answers Related to the “Smart Snacks” Interim Final Rule (USDA memorandum SP 23-2014)