Smart Snack Guidelines
Starting in school year 2014-15, all foods sold at school during the school day need to meet these new national nutrition standards. The Smart Snacks in School regulation applies to foods sold a la carte, in the school store, cafeteria, and vending machines. This is nationwide for all public schools that participate in the National School Lunch Program.
You can use this on-line Smart Snack calculator to see if a food item meets the nutrition guidelines to be sold in school as a Smart Snack:
The Smart Snack Guidelines are below:
Purchasing restrictions on Smart Snack/a la carte items can be made using www.schoolcafe.com. See instructions attached for demonstration.
*Please note, restrictions are not for food allergy information. Food Allergy information must be submitted to the school nurse and the Child Nutrition Registered Dietitian, Kevin White, 281-357-3170 ext. 6214.