Smart Snacks

Smart Snacks Product Calculator

Click to evaluate an item in the Smart Snacks Product Calculator to determine if a product meets the USDA Smart Snacks in School nutrition standards.

Effective July 1, 2014

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has released a memorandum to inform State agencies and School Food Authorities (SFAs) that USDA will not be providing waivers for Smart Snacks requirements that went into effect on July 1, 2014.

Snack smart. Snack healthy.

The Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act required the USDA to establish nutrition standards for all foods and beverages sold to students outside of the National School Lunch Program and School Breakfast Program meals on the school campus  during the school day. 


USDA’s interim final rule “Nutrition Standards for All Foods Sold in School,” is effective July 1, 2014.  These science-based nutrition standards promote a healthy school environment and apply to all foods sold, such as:

  • A la carte cafeteria sales
  • School stores
  • Snack bars
  • Vending machines
  • Fundraisers

The Texas Department of Agriculture has created and collected resources to aid schools in providing healthy snack options for all Texas students.

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