Districts reminder of school food sale guidelines

As a reminder, all food sales to students in schools must meet the Smart Snacks Guidelines as determined by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA).

The only types of dried fruit that may have added nutritive sweeteners and be exempt from the sugar standard in the Smart Snack Guidelines are dried cranberries, dried tart cherries and dried blueberries.

For additional guidance on smart snacks, please contact the Maine DOE’s Child Nutrition Program at 624-6843 or http://www.fns.usda.gov/sites/default/files/SP23-2014os.pdf.