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Starting in school year 2014-15, all foods sold at school during the school day are required to meet Smart Snacks Standards. The Smart Snacks in School regulation applies to foods sold a la carte, in the school store, vending machines, and any other venues where food is sold to students during the school day.  In addition to the Smart Snacks Standards, WV public schools must adhere to additional guidance set forth in Policy 4321.1.

A number of tools and resources are available to help schools identify food items that meet Smart Snacks criteria. See the resources below for information about the Smart Snacks requirement, helpful tools, and ways to encourage children to make healthier snack choices that give them the nutrition they need to grow and learn.

Resource Materials

  • A Guide to Smart Snacks in Schools
  • See if your snack is listed in the Product section of the Alliance for Healthier Generation’s Smart Food Planner. These products were determined to meet standards based on the product ingredient statement and Nutrition Facts panel. List of approved products.
  • Enter information from the food and beverages’ Nutrition Facts panel and ingredients list into the Alliance for Healthier Generation’s Smart Snack Calculator.