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2 Smart Snacks Jenna Kiepke, MPH, RD, LD School Nutrition Programs

3 SMART Snacks Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010 –Provided USDA authority to establish nutrition standards for all foods and beverages sold outside of the Federal child nutrition programs in schools. Nutrition standards apply to all foods SOLD to STUDENTS : –Outside the school meal programs –On the school campus  All areas of the property under school jurisdiction, accessible to students during the school day –During the school day  The midnight before to 30 minutes after the end of the official school day 2

4 Applicability Smart Snacks nutrition standards went into effect July 1, 2014 The standards apply to: A la carte in the cafeteria In-school stores Snack bars Vending machines Fundraisers Culinary Art Programs

5 The brochure can be accessed online using this link: nacks_Brochure.pdf USDA “Smart Snacks in School” Brochure education.state.mn.us 4

6 Step 1: General Standards 1)Be a whole grain rich product; OR 2)Have as the first ingredient a fruit, vegetable, dairy product or protein food (meat, beans, poultry, etc..); OR 3)Be a “combination food” with at least ¼ cup fruit and/or vegetable; OR 4)Contain 10% of the Daily Value of one of the following nutrients: –Calcium, potassium, vitamin D, dietary fiber –only through June 30,

7 Step 2: Nutrient Standards Total Fat Saturated Fat Trans Fat Sodium Calories Total Sugar Food items + Accompaniments = Total Food Item

8 An entrée has a higher calorie and sodium limit Entrée: A food item that is either: –A meat/meat alternate + a whole grain –A meat/meat alternate + a fruit or vegetable –A meat/meat alternate alone (excluding yogurt, cheese, or nuts/seeds/nut butters) Entrée Definition education.state.mn.us 7

9 Entrée items: –≤480 mg sodium per item Snack and side items: –≤230 mg sodium per item (until June 30, 2016) –≤200 mg sodium per item (after July 1, 2016) Sodium education.state.mn.us 8

10 Entrée items, including accompaniments: –≤350 calories –Some NSLP/SBP exemptions allowed Snack items and side dishes: –≤200 calories per item Calories education.state.mn.us 9 Sugar ≤ 35% of weight from total sugars per item

11 Total Fat ≤35% of calories from fat per item as packaged/served Exemptions include (individual food items only): –Reduced fat cheese; –Nuts and seeds and nut/seed butters; –Dried fruit with nuts and/or seeds with no added nutritive sweeteners or fat; –Seafood with no added fat; and –Part-skim mozzarella 10

12 Saturated Fat Trans Fat 11 <10% of total calories per item as packaged/served Exemptions for: Reduced fat cheese Part-skim mozzarella; Nuts, seeds and nut/seed butters; Dried fruit with nuts and/or seeds with no added nutritive sweeteners or fat Zero grams of trans fat per portion as packaged/served

13 Exemptions The following are exempt from meeting all nutrient standards (fat, sodium, calories, sugar): – Fresh, frozen and canned fruit packed in water, 100% juice, light syrup or extra light syrup – Fresh, frozen and canned vegetables with no added ingredients except water – Canned vegetables with small amount of sugar for processing purposes – Entrée for the day of service and the school day after – Sugar-free chewing gum 12

14 If you pair up 2 or more items that are individually exempt in some way, then they are exempt from fat and sugar guidelines MUST still meet calorie and sodium guidelines for snacks (200 calories; 230 mg sodium) Examples: –Apples + reduced fat cheddar cheese –Celery + peanut butter –Trail mix of nuts/seeds and dried fruit with no added sugar Paired Exemptions education.state.mn.us 13

15 Probably Not: Donuts Cakes Pastries Cookies Candy Energy Bars Probably Yes! Fruits Vegetables Granola bars Nuts Popcorn Low-fat tortilla chips

16 Food Decision Tree education.state.mn.us 15

17 https://schools.healthiergeneration.org/focus_areas/snacks_and_ beverages/smart_snacks/alliance_product_calculator/ education.state.mn.us 16

18 Standards for Beverages –Vary by Grade Level –Identify Specific Types of Beverages Allowed –Address Container /Portion Size 17

19 Beverages for All Plain Water 100% Juice Milk –Low fat (unflavored) –Skim (flavored or unflavored)

20 Water: Unlimited! Juice and Milk: –8 ounces for Elementary –12 ounces for Middle and High School Beverages for All: Portion Sizes education.state.mn.us 19

21 Other Beverages in High School Calorie-Free Beverages –Calorie-free flavored water, with or without carbonation –Other “calorie-free” beverages with less than 5 calories per 8 fluid ounces. –Maximum Serving Size 20 fluid ounces (up to 10 calories per 20 fluid ounces. –(<.625 cal/ounce) Lower-Calorie Beverages –Up to 40 calories per 8 fluid ounces –Maximum Serving Size 12 fluid ounces –Up to 60 calories per 12 fluid ounces –(<5 cal/ounce) 20

22 Total calories in bottle / ounces in bottle Example: Diet Soda: –10 calories in a 12 ounce can –10/12 = 0.83 calories per ounce –(meets Lower Calorie Free definition of <5 calories per ounce) Calculating Calories/Ounce education.state.mn.us 21

23 Caffeine 22 Elementary and Middle School –Foods and beverages must be caffeine-free, (exception of naturally occurring trace amounts) High School –No caffeine restrictions.

24 No “Time and Place” Restriction Allowable beverages can be sold anywhere on campus during the school day. 23

25 Beverage Decision Tree education.state.mn.us 24

26 https://schools.healthiergeneration.org/focus_areas/snacks_and_ beverages/smart_snacks/alliance_product_calculator/ education.state.mn.us 25

27 What about recipes? education.state.mn.us 26

28 Step 1: –Determine if it meets the general standard for food Step 2: –Calculate the amount of calories, total fat, saturated fat, trans fat, sodium, and sugar per serving Step 3: –Weigh out a serving (in grams) Step 4: –Put info into the Smart Snack calculator What about recipes? education.state.mn.us 27

29 Online recipe analysis software: USDA Supertracker recipe analysis: https://www.supertracker.usda.gov/myrecipe.aspx If you prefer to calculate by hand: USDA nutrient database: What about recipes? education.state.mn.us 28

30 Example: Ooey Gooey Brownies! education.state.mn.us 29

31 “USDA considers a fundraiser to be an event that includes any activity during which currency/tokens/tickets, etc. are exchanged for the sale/purchase of a product in support of the school or school-related activities.” –Giving away food but suggesting a donation –Vending machine when the profits are used to support a school-sponsored club or activity such as the school band or football team –Special treats: Root beer floats sold during lunch hour –Valentine’s Day “cookie grams” or chocolates –Breakfast bake sales offered to students –Pizza sold in classroom Fundraisers education.state.mn.us 30

32 What is Allowed? Any food item that meets Smart Snack standards Boom Chicka Pop example Any non-food item T-shirts, 5K run/walks, read-a-thons Farmington Elementary school raised over $10,000 with a tiger trot/walk! Any food sold after school hours Concession at afterschool activities or door-to door sales INCLUDES frozen food sales at school!!! Foods brought from home Birthday or holiday celebrations

33 Recordkeeping Everyone needs to be involved in maintaining records –Principals, teachers, athletic directors, and superintendents Documentation required for competitive foods sold by food service: –Receipts –Nutrition labels –Product specifications Documentation for all other competitive food sales: –Nutrition labels/Recipes –Product specifications

34 MDE FNS Smart Snack Website education.state.mn.us 33

35 Thank you!! Jenna Kiepke, MPH, RD, LD School Nutrition Programs s:


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