YCJUSD Child Nutrition Services . 1. General Information. Smart Snacks in Schools went into effect July 1, 2014. Competitive food. : all foods and beverages sold on school campus outside of the reimbursable meal program to students . ID: 560368
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Smart Snacks in Schools
YCJUSD Child Nutrition Services
Smart Snacks in Schools went into effect July 1, 2014Competitive food: all foods and beverages sold on school campus outside of the reimbursable meal program to students Standards apply from midnight to 30 minutes after the end of the school day
Nutrient Requirements for Elementary School
Calorie Limits Snack items: ≤200Fat Limits Snack total fat: ≤35% of kcalSaturated fat: ≤10% of kcal Trans fat: 0 grams
Sodium LimitsSnack items: ≤200 mgSugar Limit≤35% of weight from total sugars in food
Check here to be sure
the calories are within
the appropriate limits:
Calories from Fat
No more than
calories should be from fat.
So how do we figure this
out? The equation goes like
this: calories from fat/total
To form a percent, we
multiply this number by 100
This means that 17% of the
calories are from fat.
of total calories
should come from saturated fat, but
the label lists saturated fat in grams.
A simple trick for converting grams
to calories is to remember that 1
gram of fat contains 9 calories.
saturated fat × calories per
gram = calories from saturated fat.
× 9 = 4.5 calories
But now we need to know if that is
% or less of the total calories
from saturated fat÷ total
) × 100 = % calories from
= 3% calories from
The sodium should be
Item should be no more than
sugar by weight.
Grams of sugar ÷ grams per
serving) × 100 = % sugar by
÷40) × 100 = 2.5% sugar by
All food items should have no
of trans fat
What about Whole Grains?
Check that meals and snacks are whole grain by scanning the ingredient list. The first
item should be some type of
, such as whole wheat
Getting to know the
Milk (fat free white & chocolate, 1% white)Non dairy must be nutritionally equivalent to milk >/276 mg calcium, >/8g protein1% low fat (unflavored) , nonfat (flavored/unflavored)Contains Vitamins A & D</28 g of total sugar and 25% of the calcium daily value Water (no added sweeteners) >/50% Fruit or Vegetable Juice (no added sweeteners)All beverages sold must be </8 oz
Must meet Nutrient Requirements (listed on previous slide)Be a Fruit Vegetable(non-fried)Dairy product Protein food (nuts, seeds, legumes, eggs, cheese)Whole Grain product (WG must be the first ingredient and comprise at least 51% of total grain weight.)Combination food that contains at least ¼ cup fruit or vegetable and at least 2 of the 5 food groups (fruit, vegetable, dairy, protein, grain) Any food with fruit, vegetable, dairy, protein, or whole grain listed as the first ingredient.
Nutrition Standards apply to all fundraisers. Non-compliant foods may be sold a ½ hour after the end of the school dayPTA: unlimited fundraising opportunities per each school year.
Elementary 4 sales per School Year1 itemAfter the last lunch Cannot prepare items on school campus Cannot be same items sold by Nutrition Services Department that dayItem must be pre-approved
School district is responsible for ensuring that each organization selling competitive foods and/or beverages maintains records that document compliance At minimum ReceiptsNutrition labels and/or product specifications
Monitoring & Compliance
Compliance is monitored as part of the State agency administrative reviewIf violations have occurred, technical assistance and corrective action plans would be requiredSchools may incur fines or funding may be withheld for schools out of compliance
Examples of Compliant Snacks & Beverages
Pepperidge Farm Goldfish (Whole Grain) Chex MixHot & Spicy CheddarStrawberry Yogurt Pop Chips OriginalCheddarSour Cream and OnionBlue Bunny Sweet Freedom Fudge Bars
Milk (1% & nonfat)100% JuiceIzze & Switch Sparkling JuicesPlain Water *Complete list of compliant snack ideas available at childnutrition-ycjusd.com
Contacts & References
We’re here to help!
Ann Aguilar, MS,RDDirector, Child Nutrition Servicesann_aguilar@ycjusd.us (909)797-0174 ext.5857Lilyanna Montenegro, BSNutritionist, Child Nutrition Serviceslilyanna_montenegro@ycjusd.us(909)797-0174 ext. 5863
School Smart Snack Calculator Tool http://www.californiaprojectlean.org/doc.asp?id=180&parentid=95USDA Smart Snacks In Schoolshttp://www.fns.usda.gov/school-meals/smart-snacks-school
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