New tool helps identify smart snacks in the cafeteria!
Schools will soon begin implementing the new Smart Snacks in Schools Guidelines! This is an exciting time for everyone. Kids will have better and healthier choices in vending machines and a la carte lines. Parents can rest easier knowing their kids have better access to healthy foods that will get them through the school day. And all of us can take pleasure knowing that together we're raising healthier kids and families.
There are sure to be lots of healthy changes in the cafeteria. Not sure if that donut makes the cut? What about the dried fruit? Or pasta salad? A new tool from our partners at the Alliance for a Healthier Generation makes it easy to determine if your snack, side dish or entree meets the new guidelines. Check out the tool on the Alliance for a Healthier Generation website.
This is one of many tools to help schools comply with the new guidelines. Check out tips on the cost of implementing the new standards, case studies of schools successfully implementing them, and more on the Center for Science in the Public Interest website.
Do you care about healthy food, kids and families? Join the MomsRising Good Food Force! Find out more: http://www.momsrising.org/page/moms/good-food-force