The GIPS Wellness Policy requires that any food sold to or provided for students meet specific standards the USDA defines as SMART SNACK guidelines. Find out if your snack is a SMART SNACK here.
SMART SNACK nutrition guidelines:
National PTA: Smart Snacks and Child Nutrition
Why are Smart Snacks important?
- More than a quarter of kids' daily calories may come from snacks.
- Kids who have healthy eating patterns are more likely to perform better academically.
- Kids consume more healthy foods and beverages during the school day. When they are Smart Snacks, the healthy choice is the easy choice.
- Smart Snacks Standards are a Federal requirement for all foods sold outside the National School Lunch Program and School Breakfast Program.