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Smart Snack Standards

A Smart Snack must be the following in order to be in compliance with USDA standards:

  • If a grain product, it must be 50 percent or more whole grain by weight and have a whole grain listed as the first ingredient in the ingredient list, or

  • The first ingredient listed on the label must be a fruit, a vegetable, a dairy product, or a protein food, or

  • Be a “combination food” containing a minimum of ¼ cup of fruit and/or vegetable

In addition, the snack must meet standards for calories, sodium, sugar and fat as follows:

Please see below for the approved food/beverage list which meets the Smart Snack Nutrition Standards for all foods sold during the school day or use the "Is your snack a smart snack" calculator.


Schools with groups, clubs, or other organizations wishing to conduct school-sponsored fundraisers that involve the sale of foods or beverages that do not meet the Smart Snacks Standards may do so by submitting a waiver request to ADE. A school principal or designated representative of the school is permitted to submit the online or by contacting Health and Nutrition Services Division at 602-542-8700.

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School Board Policy:
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Nutrition Guidelines and Food Services Operations

All foods and beverages made available on campus during the school day are to be consistent with the Arizona Nutrition Standards.

Guidelines for reimbursable school meals shall not be less restrictive than regulations and guidance issued by the Secretary of Agriculture pursuant to law. The District will create procedures that address all foods (including Foods of Minimal Nutritional Value and Competitive Food Sales) available to students throughout the school day in the following areas:

• National School Lunch Program and School Breakfast Program Meals.
• Á la carte offerings in the food service program.
• Vending machines and school stores.
• Classroom parties, celebrations, fund-raisers, rewards and school events.
• Snacks served in after-school programs.