A research team examined the US Department of Agriculture's Smart Snacks in School regulation. The federal mandate was intended to replace unhealthy school snacks and beverages with more wholesome options, including fruits, vegetables, and packaged treats low in fat, sugar, and sodium.
Soon-expected U.S. Department of Agriculture updated nutrition standards for snack foods and beverages could help trim students’ waistlines, boost fruit and vegetable consumption and improve school revenue, a new study claims.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture has set new nutrition standards for food sold as snacks in schools, giving fruit and vegetable shippers opportunities for vending machines and snack bars.
The Mississippi Department of Education voted on Thursday, February 18, 2016 to adopt Smart Snack standards, ensuring all public school students have healthy options beyond what is provided in the School Meal Program.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture on Friday unveiled proposals for new national standards on the snacking options that schools provide. The proposed regulations, mandated by the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids act of 2010, would limit ju...