Approved Snacks & Healthy Celebrations


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 Nutrition Services Department (916) 277-6716. 

Download the list of Approved Snacks

Another great resource is this flyer by the Health Education Council that provides fun alternatives to birthday and other celebration cakes, cookies and sweets.

Download the Healthy Celebrations flyer

Take the guess work out of your day! Answer a series of questions to see if  your product meets the USDA’s Smart Snacks in School nutrition standards*. Then save and print for your records!

If a product is not complaint it will clearly state that. If an item is complaint it will move to a page that can be printed as proof that it’s being served and meets the requirements. Entities selling food on campus are required to keep nutritional labels and we recommend printing the compliance calculator form for their files when audited by CDE.

Smart Snacks Product Calculator