New Online Calculator Gauges How Snacks Measure Up To USDA School Vending Guidelines

Alliance for a Healthier Generation has posted a “Smart Snacks” calculator on its Website, which allows users to enter nutritional information about a specific product to see if it meets the U.S. Department of Agriculture Smart Snacks in School Guidelines. The product calculator uses the type of product, first ingredient, servicing size, calories, fat, sodium and sugars to determine compliance. If the product is not compliant, the calculator displays the reason such as the calories from total fat exceed 35 percent. Try calculator.