Smart Snacks Nutrition Standards


General Information

Allowable Foods and Beverages

  • List of Acceptable Foods and Beverages (CSDE)
  • Smart Snacks Calculator (Alliance for a Healthier Generation)
  • Note: In addition to complying with Smart Snacks, all Connecticut public school districts must comply with the state beverage requirements of C.G.S. Section 10-221q. Some stricter provisions of the state beverage statute supersede the Smart Snacks beverage standards. If a beverage meets the Smart Snacks nutrition standards, public schools must check to see that it also complies with C.G.S. Section 10-221q. Compliant beverages are listed on the CSDE's List of Acceptable Foods and Beverages webpage. 

Competitive Foods

Culinary Programs




School Stores

Vending Machines