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Smart Snacks in School Standards

The new USDA Snack Standards for schools, which is required by the Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010, now ensures students across the country receive nutritious & healthy foods during the school day for lunch & snacks. If you're offering snacks from a vending machine to high school or middle school students, the items for sale in the vending machine must also meet the Smart Snack guidelines approved by the USDA.

USDA’s Nutrition Standards for any food sold in schools must meet the following criteria:
  1. Be a “whole grain-rich” grain product; or
  2. Have the first ingredient a fruit, a vegetable, a dairy product, or a protein food; or
  3. Be a combination food that contains at least 1/4 cup of fruit and/or vegetable;
Besides the criteria of standards above, Snack Foods in school from the cafeteria or out of a vending machine, must also meet the following nutrient requirements:
  • Snack Item Calorie Limit: ≤200 calories
  • Snack Item Sodium Limit: ≤200 mg.
  • Snack Item Fat Limit: ≤35% of calories
  • Snack Item Sugar Limit: ≤35% of weight from total sugars
Shop from our Smart Snack Lists below to ensure you're following the USDA regulations for all the snack foods sold in a school cafeteria, at the concession stands, or in a vending machine. More popular Smart Snack vending items include, Simply Chex, BBQ Popchips, Kettlecorn, Nature Valley Crisps, and Welch's Fruit Snacks.

For further support or details regarding the USDA Smart Snacks in School program, please contact our customer support team via phone (855) 845-2935.

Are you serving a Smart Snack compliant item in your school? Check your nutrition labels on each item with the Smart Snack Calculator below provided by the Alliance for a Healthier Generation.

SMART SNACKS CALCULATOR
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Campbell's Goldfish Whole Grain Cheddar Snack 0.75 Oz. Campbell's Goldfish Whole Grain Cheddar Snack 0.75 Oz.
Price $67.63 / Case of 300 Bags
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General Mills Kix Cereal Bowl Pak - 0.62 Oz. General Mills Kix Cereal Bowl Pak - 0.62 Oz.
Price $49.94 / Case of 96
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Kelloggs Nutri-Grain Bars Blueberry - 1.3 Oz. Kelloggs Nutri-Grain Bars Blueberry - 1.3 Oz.
Price $29.18 / Case of 48
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Kelloggs Nutrigrain Bars Raspberry - 1.3 Oz. Kelloggs Nutrigrain Bars Raspberry - 1.3 Oz.
Price $29.18 / Case of 48
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Kelloggs Nutrigrain Bars Strawberry - 1.3 Oz. Kelloggs Nutrigrain Bars Strawberry - 1.3 Oz.
Price $45.42 / Case of 12 Boxes
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Kelloggs Nutrigrain Bars Strawberry - 1.3 Oz. Kelloggs Nutrigrain Bars Strawberry - 1.3 Oz.
Price $29.18 / Case of 48
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Golden Graham Cereal Pouch - 1 Oz. Golden Graham Cereal Pouch - 1 Oz.
Price $42.78 / Case of 96
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Grain Apple Nutrigrain Bars - 1.3 oz. Grain Apple Nutrigrain Bars - 1.3 oz.
Price $48.78 / Case of 96
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Special K Cracker Chips Sea Salt - 0.87 Oz. Special K Cracker Chips Sea Salt 0.87 Ounce
Price $26.84 / Case of 36
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Special K Cheddar Cracker Chips - 0.87 oz. Special K Cheddar Cracker Chips - 0.87 oz.
Price $26.84 / Case of 36
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Single Serve Kettle Popcorn - 1 oz. Single Serve Kettle Popcorn - 1 oz.
Price $24.71 / Case of 48
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Cereal Bars Fruity Cheerios - 1.42 Oz. Cereal Bars Fruity Cheerios - 1.42 Oz.
Price $40.81 / Case of 96
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Cereal Bowl Pak Cheerios - 1 Oz. Cereal Bowl Pak Cheerios - 1 Oz.
Price $49.94 / Case of 96
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Simply Chex Cheddar - 0.92 Oz. Simply Chex Cheddar - 0.92 Oz.
Price $31.09 / Case of 60
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Simply Chex Strawberry Yogurt - 1.03 Oz. Simply Chex Strawberry Yogurt - 1.03 Oz.
Price $31.09 / Case of 60
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Individually Wrapped Apple Delight - 0.088 lb. Individually Wrapped Apple Delight - 0.088 lb.
Price $36.43 / Case of 128
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Delight Strawberry - 11.28 Lb. Delight Strawberry - 11.28 Lb.
Price $36.43 / Case
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Cereal Bar Apple Cinnamon Cheerios - 1.42 Oz. Cereal Bar Apple Cinnamon Cheerios - 1.42 Oz.
Price $40.81 / Case of 96
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Cereal Bar Golden Grahams - 1.42 Oz. Cereal Bar Golden Grahams - 1.42 Oz.
Price $40.81 / Case of 96
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Granola Original Cereal Sleeve - 0.6 Oz. Granola Original Cereal Sleeve - 0.6 Oz.
Price $44.57 / Case of 200
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Clif Zbar Kids Chocolate Chip - 1.27 Oz. Clif Kid Zbar Chocolate Chip - 1.27 Oz.
Price $129.19 / Case of 162
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Original Granola Sleeves - 1 oz. Original Granola Sleeves - 1 oz.
Price $44.51 / Case of 144
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Nature Valley Crisp Chocolate Chip - 1.2 oz. Nature Valley Crisp Chocolate Chip - 1.2 oz.
Price $49.17 / Case of 120
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Nature Valley Crisp Cinnamon - 1.2 oz. Nature Valley Crisp Cinnamon - 1.2 oz.
Price $50.88 / Case of 120
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Clif Kid Zbar Iced Oatmeal Cookie - 1.27 Oz. Clif Kid Zbar Iced Oatmeal Cookie - 1.27 Oz.
Price $129.09 / Case Of 162
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Popped Bean Crisp Salt of the Earth - 1 Oz. Popped Bean Crisp Salt of the Earth - 1 Oz.
Price $25.29 / Case of 40
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Kashi Cereal Strawberry Bars - 1.2 Oz. Kashi Cereal Strawberry Bars - 1.2 Oz.
Price $52.99 / Case of 72
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