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Healthier choices throughout the day

A Smart Snack must be one of the following:

  • a grain product that contains 50 percent or more whole grains by weight (i.e., lists a whole grain as the first ingredient);
  • have as the first ingredient a fruit, a vegetable, a dairy product, or a protein food;
  • a combination food that contains at least ¼ cup of fruit and/or vegetable.

When it comes to drinks, allowed beverages include the following:

  • plain water (with or without carbonation);
  • unflavored low fat milk;
  • unflavored or flavored fat-free milk and milk alternatives;
  • 100% fruit or vegetable juice;
  • calorie-free, flavored water (with or without carbonation);
  • flavored and/or carbonated beverages that contain less than 5 calories per 8 fluid ounces or ≤10 calories per 20 fluid ounces.

Source of information: https://www.hsph.harvard.edu/nutritionsource/2016/09/20/why-school-meals-matter/

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