Snacks and Beverages

Healthy snacks and beverages give youth the energy and nutrition they need to participate fully in programs and activities.  Our Healthy Eating 01 Tips and Guidance is a great place to learn more about how you can gather the information you need to serve healthy snacks, meals, and beverages. Once you've completed your assessment, finding the right snacks and beverages to serve at your program is a two part process.

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Alliance Product Calculator
Use our new Alliance Product Calculator for Smart Snacks to determine whether your snack, side or entrée item meets the new USDA Smart Snacks in School Guidelines.

Alliance Smart Food Planner
Use our Smart Food Planner to browse our online catalog of food and beverage products that meet national nutrition guidelines.


Buy the Right Foods

Group Purchasing Organizations

Save time, money and gain more buying power by joining a Group Purchasing Organization (GPO). GPOs work with large groups of entities (hospitals, schools, day care centers, community centers, etc.) and use that collective buying power to secure lower prices on everything from snacks to office supplies.

Learn more about how your site can benefit from GPOs.

 


Talk with Our Expert

Jill Turley is one of our National Nutrition Advisors.
Ask her questions, get her suggestions, and see how she can help you create a healthier environment.

Get to Know Jill | Email Jill | Phone: (580) 747 - 9230

Roadmaps

Our roadmaps and trainings give you an overview of healthy eating standards, tell you why they are important, and offer first steps and resources to get you started developing your Action Plan.

Snack, Meals, and Beverages


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Our Healthy Out-of-School Time initiative offers a science-based framework that helps programs create environments where youth are encouraged to eat healthier and move more.

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We've collected hundreds of resources to help support out-of-school time health.

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