Students must take at least 3 of the 5 offered food groups, one of which must be a fruit or vegetable.
A student may select all 5 food groups for a more balance meal
What is 'Smart Snacks in Schools'?
USDA recently published practical, science-based nutrition standards, required by the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010, for snack foods and beverages sold to children at school during the school day, to be effective July 1, 2014. The USDA rules apply to a la carte, school stores, vending, and fundraisers sold to students during the school day. To find the standards online, simply go to http://www.regulations.gov
and search by the docket number FNS-2011-0019, or you may type in the name of the rule "Nutrition Standards for All Foods."
Additional Smart Snack information