Parents, students, school staff, community partners and others are invited to comment on USDA’s newly proposed rule supporting “Smarter Snacks in Schools.” These new nutrition standards will ensure that schools offer healthier snacks for our children, while limiting less nutritious foods and beverages sold in school vending machines, snack carts, a la carte, and school stores during the school day.
Parents and schools can and should work together to make certain children are eating healthfully. Many children consume up to half their daily calories at school, and most are eating a snack. Let’s make sure our children are eating healthy options!
The proposed rule:
Promotes snack foods with whole grains, low-fat/fat-free dairy, fruits, vegetables or protein as the main ingredient. Read more