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Smart Choices

Smart Choices is designed to provide secondary students with a variety of nutritious menu choices and age-appropriate nutrition education materials. Program highlights:

 

  • Our menus include heart-healthy "Smart Choice" selections that are designated with a small heart logo for easy identification. Each Smart Choice adheres to the following nutritional criteria: Calories: 700 calories or less; Sodium: 700mg or less; Trans Fats: 0g unless naturally occurring; Fiber: at least 5g; Protein: at least 15g. 
  • Repositionable logos on the servery display glass indicate “Smart Choice” healthier options of the day.
  • Colorful posters promote healthy eating and physical activity.
  • Smart Choices monthly newsletter featuring nutrition articles, recipes and exercise tips.
smartchoices

Smart Choices

Smart Choices is designed to provide secondary students with a variety of nutritious menu choices and age-appropriate nutrition education materials. Program highlights:

  • Our menus include heart-healthy "Smart Choice" selections that are designated with a small heart logo for easy identification. Each Smart Choice adheres to the following nutritional criteria: Calories: 700 calories or less; Sodium: 700mg or less; Trans Fats: 0g unless naturally occurring; Fiber: at least 5g; Protein: at least 15g.
  • Repositionable logos on the servery display glass indicate “Smart Choice” healthier options of the day.
  • Colorful posters promote healthy eating and physical activity.
  • Smart Choices monthly newsletter featuring nutrition articles, recipes and exercise tips.
  • Smart Choices Info Series pamphlets provide information on various health-related issues.
  • Smart Snack Program, including fresh whole fruits, yogurt parfaits, pretzels, baked chips, raisins, fruit cups, veggies w/ low-fat dip, etc.
  • Monthly Smart Choices theme day with a focus on a special nutritious menu feature.
  • Fruit or Vegetable of the Month each month, with special menu items and marketing materials.
  • Each March, we celebrate National Nutrition Month with a special Wellness Day, featuring an information table and healthy snack giveaways.
  • We highlight a different activity each month to encourage students to remain active.
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