Smart Snacks
    Requirements for Foods and Beverages Sold Outside School Meal Programs
    Eat Smart Logo All food and beverages made available to students during the school day (outside of the school meal programs) are required by federal law to meet Smart Snacks nutrition standards. This includes vending machines, a la carte, school stores, in-school fundraising and other venues. These changes meet USDA Regulations required by the Healthy, Hunger Free Act 2010 and are effective July 1, 2014. The Texas Administrative Code and The Dallas ISD Wellness Policy have been modified to incorporate these changes.

    Dallas ISD understands that the school environment plays an important role in a child’s overall health. The implementation of the Smart Snacks rules will promote a consistent message of healthy eating on each campus. Having nutritious food and beverage options available both in and outside the cafeteria contributes to the overall health, well-being and academic success of students.

    We offer students Smart Snacks sold a la carte that adhere to federal, state, and local standards. You can find a list of Smart Snacks available for purchase on your child's school menu at dallasisd.nutrislice.com. 
  • Elementary and middle school students may purchase snacks one at a time during the last part of the meal period; after the student has selected a complete meal. Some elementary and middle schools may select the option to limit snack sales to two days a week at the time the meal is served on Tuesday and Thursday only. High school students can purchase snack items at the time the meal is served any day of the week.

    For a list of healthier, more nutritious options, please refer to our Smart Snack Brochure (EnglishEspanol) which provides recommendations for purchasing snacks at your local retail stores.

    Special Occasions: Please review the material provided for the district’s policy on Smart Snacks during holidays, classroom celebrations, events, etc.

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