Smart Snacks Resources
Smart Snack Options
The Institute of Medicine (IOM) Nutrition Standards for Food in Schools are suggested as voluntary guidelines and primarily affect school a la carte and vending choices. But those are not the only school food practices that contribute to childhood obesity. The IOM also recommends applying the nutrition standards to classroom parties and celebrations plus fundraising, rewards, and incentives for students. In addition, non-food alternatives may provide double benefits by limiting high calorie snacks AND increasing physical activity.