​​USDA's Smart Snacks in School nutrition standards support better health for our kids and help make the healthy choice the easy choice for America’s young people.  Click here​ for a powerpoint training review of Smart Snacks in Fulton County Schools.

The regulations provide nutrition standards, including limits for:
Calories
Total Fat, Saturated Fat and Trans Fat
​Sugar
Sodium
Portion size

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E​ffective July 1, 2014, any food or beverage sold to students on the school campus during the school day must meet federal Smart Snacks standards​. This includes food or beverages sold in a la carte sales, vending machines, school stores, snack carts, and fundraisers. Any entity selling food to students is required to maintain records, such as nutrition labels and product specifications.

In this context, 'school campus' refers to all areas of the property under the jurisdiction of the school that are accessible to students. 'School day' refers to the period of time from the mid​night before until 30 minutes after the end of the official school day. ​​

This rule DOES NOT apply to:

    • Foods sold after school hours
    • Foods sold off school campus
    • Foods sold exclusively to adults
    • Foods given to students at no charge
    • Foods brought from home for student consumption

​Fundraisers

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) defines a fundraiser as an event or activity during which students exchange  currency/tokens/tickets, etc., for the sale/purchase of a product in support of the school or school-related activities. The Smart Snacks regulations apply only to products intended to be consumed during the school day.

Examples of fundraisers include:

    • Giving away food but suggesting a donation
    • Vending machine when the profits are used to support a school-sponsored club or activity such as the school band or football team
    • Special treats sold during lunch hour by a student organization
    • Bake sales offered to students
    • Pizza sold in the classroom​​

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A Summary Chart of the Smart Snack Standards can be found at:

http://www.fns.usda.gov/sites/default/files/allfoods_summarychart.pdf

 

Resources for USDA Smart Snacks in School nutrition standards can be found at:
 

 http://www.fns.usda.gov/school-meals/smart-snacks-school​​​​

Non-Food Alternatives for Fundraisers

Best Practices for Healthy School Fundraisers

Smart Snacks Brochure​