Smart Snacks

  • 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?

    1. More than a quarter of kids' daily calories may come from snacks.
    2. Kids who have healthy eating patterns are more likely to perform better academically.
    3. Kids consume more healthy foods and beverages during the school day. When they are Smart Snacks, the healthy choice is the easy choice.
    4. Smart Snacks Standards are a Federal requirement for all foods sold outside the National School Lunch Program and School Breakfast Program. 


    Smart Snacks Beverages 

    USDA Smart Snacks in School