School snacks after the 2010 Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act, by calories
School snacks after 2010 Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act by calories
This statistic depicts the caloric values of typical school snacks after the establishment of the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010 in the United States. After the new standard was established, low-fat tortilla chips were served, that have about 118 calories of which 0 were empty calories.
School snacks after the 2010 Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act, by calories
Total caloriesEmpty calories*
Peanuts1700
Light popcorn16117
Low-fat tortilla chips1180
Granola bars (oats, fruit, nuts)9532
Fruit cup (w/100% juice)680
No-calorie flavored water00
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Source

Release date

2017

Region

United States

Survey time period

as of 2017

Supplementary notes

Beginning in the fall of 2012, updated national standards went into effect for the school meal programs. The Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010 required USDA to issue regulations to align school meal standards with the 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans.
The revised standards include more fruits, vegetables and whole grains, lowfat dairy products, and fewer unhealthy sugars and fats. As of December 2014, 95 percent of schools are meeting the updated meal standards. Since 2009, USDA has provided $185 million in school kitchen equipment funding to all 50 states, which distribute the funds to local school districts through competitive bidding processes.250 States are required to prioritize funding to schools where at least half of students qualify for free or reduced-price meals. USDA also provides technical assistance to school to help implement the healthier standards.
* Calories from food components such as added sugars and solid fats that provide little nutritional value. Empty calories are part of total calories.

School snacks after 2010 Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act by calories
This statistic depicts the caloric values of typical school snacks after the establishment of the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010 in the United States. After the new standard was established, low-fat tortilla chips were served, that have about 118 calories of which 0 were empty calories.
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