Smart Snack Nutrition Standards

Smart Snack Nutrition Standards:

All competitive foods must meet each of the following nutrient limits:

 

Calories

· Max 200 calories for snacks and sides

· Max 350 calories for entrees (outside the school lunch program)

 

Sugar

· Max 35% sugar by weight (some fruit exceptions)

 

Sodium

· Max 230mg sodium for snacks (200mg after July 1, 2016)


Fat

· Fat: Max 35% calories from fat (as packaged or served; some exceptions for reduced fat cheese and nuts apply)

· Sat fat: Max 10% calories from fat (as packaged or served; some exceptions for reduced fat cheese and nuts apply)

· Trans fat – 0g as served


Beverage Rules

All grade levels may sell:

· Water or carbonated water; unflavored low-fat milk; flavored or unflavored fat-free milk and soy alternatives; and 100% fruit or vegetable juice. Size limits: 8 oz for elementary schools & 12 oz for middle and high schools.

  •    High schools may also sell lower calorie flavored and/or carbonated beverages that meet the following rules:

· 5 calories per 8 fl oz, or 10 calories per 20 fl oz; and

· 40 calories per 8 fl oz, or 60 calories per 12 fl oz.

 

Examples Include:

Any Fruit or Vegetable

Whole Grain Cookies, Crackers or Chips

Low Sugar Fruit Snacks

Most Fat Free or Low Fat must meet requirements