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The Alliance for a Healthier Generation has launched it’s Smart Snacks Product Calculator.
This tool makes it easy for individuals or schools to evaluate products based on the new USDA Smart Snacks in School Guidelines.
The user can simply enter the product information, answer a few questions, and the calculator will determine whether your snack, side or entrée item meets the new USDA Smart Snacks in School Guidelines.
Results from this calculator have been approved and determined by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to be an accurate product assessment for it’s compliance with the federal requirements for Smart Snacks in School.
In addition to the calculator, the Alliance Product Navigator now features snack, side, entrée and beverage products that meet the USDA Smart Snacks in School Guidelines from leading manufacturers.
You can find more information from the Alliance for a Healthier Generation here about snacks and beverages in schools. The Alliance offers resources on finding healthy snacks, engaging students in healthy eating, and promoting new healthy choices to schools.