Smart Snacks Served in Schools

  • As a part of the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act (HHFKA) of 2010 passed by the U.S. Congress, nutrition standards for all foods sold in schools were established to promote a healthy school environment. An increasing body of research tells us that giving school children healthy food options at school will help them make healthier choices and can reduce their risk for obesity. The Smart Snacks standards apply to a la carte in the cafeteria, school stores, snack bars, vending machines, fundraising, and other venues where food is sold to students during the school day.