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Smart Snacks

Classrooms have many celebrations throughout the year from birthday celebrations to holiday parties. With these celebrations, often comes unhealthy food, which can contribute to unhealthy eating patterns. Check out this infographic, Food at School Parties, to better understand the impact of what one year of food at school parties can have on a child. However, with the help from teachers, parents, and school staff the focus can be shifted from unhealthy food to healthy fun. Check out this flier for ideas on healthy school celebrations
 
Aligned with our district's Wellness policy, Grant has embraced USDA’s Smart Snacks standards.   These standards are practical, science-based nutrition standards for all foods and beverages sold or served to students during the school day.
The following list is of foods and beverages that meet the standards for all grade levels. This list is not all inclusive, additional items may be used if identified to be compliant by the quick reference cards. Alternative items may be available at different stores. Manufactures’ ingredients and distribution change frequently. If you have additional questions, please contact the Food and Nutrition Services Department (858) 836-8067.
 
Click here to download the list of approved snacks.
 
If you would like to be involved in the ongoing review and implementation of the district's Wellness Policy, please contact the Nursing and Wellness Program at wellness@sandi.net