Pew's Back to School Nutrition Resource Guide
Parents who support national nutrition standards for snack and a la carte foods in schools.
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Recently, the U.S. Department of Agriculture issued new “Smart Snacks in School” nutrition standards to help ensure that students are provided with school snack foods and beverages that contain less sodium, sugar, and fat.
Once the standards go into effect, healthful options will replace high-calorie snacks sold in vending machines, school stores, a la carte lines, and snack bars.
Many schools have begun to implement new food policies and provide a fresh take on nutritious meals.
Read "School Food Success Stories" to find out how state legislators, parents, and teachers worked together to put fruit and vegetable dishes at the head of the class.