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Food Guidelines

The foods and beverages sold and served during the school day at Smithville School District are required to meet the Smart Snacks in School nutrition standards. The new food guidelines and a list of suggestions can be found here: Food Guidelines

What are the Smart Snacks Standards for foods?

To determine if a food or beverage meets the Smart Snacks standard, enter the information from the Nutrition Facts label and ingredients list into the Smart Snacks Calculator.

To qualify as a Smart Snack, a snack or entree must first meet the general nutrition standards as outlined below:

  • Be a grain product that contains 50% or more whole grains by weight (have a whole grain as the first ingredient); or
  • Have as the first ingredient a fruit, a vegetable, a dairy product, or a protein food; or
  • Be a combination food that contains at least 1/4 cup of fruit and/or vegetable; and
  • The food must meet the nutrient standards for calories, sodium, sugar, and fats: