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Now Available: Updated “A Guide to Smart Snacks in School”

" June 1, 2022 - USDA’s Team Nutrition initiative is pleased to announce the release of the updated “A Guide to Smart Snacks in School.” This publication is designed for anyone who sells foods or drinks to students outside of the National School Lunch Program (NSLP) or School Breakfast Program (SBP) on the school campus during the school day.
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June 1, 2022 - USDA’s Team Nutrition initiative is pleased to announce the release of the updated “A Guide to Smart Snacks in School” at https://www.fns.usda.gov/tn/guide-smart-snacks-school. This publication is designed for anyone who sells foods or drinks to students outside of the National School Lunch Program (NSLP) or School Breakfast Program (SBP) on the school campus during the school day. This includes people overseeing school vending contracts, school snack bars, and fundraising involving the sale of foods or beverages on the school campus during the school day.

This publication has been updated and includes the following revisions:

        • A new cover and publication date of May 2022
        • Updated information about the types of milk that meet Smart Snacks Standards in accordance with Child Nutrition Programs: Transitional Standards for Milk, Whole Grains, and Sodium (https://www.fns.usda.gov/cn/fr-020722)
        • Updated website link for the Alliance for a Healthier Generation’s Smart Snacks Product Calculator (https://www.healthiergeneration.org/app/resources/81)
        • Updated instructions on entering multi-unit packages in the Alliance for a Healthier Generation’s Smart Snacks Product Calculator
        • Removed the image of the old Nutrition Facts label
        • New content for additional nutrition education resources on page 15.


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