The Alliance for a Healthier Generation and Amazon Business have partnered to create the Healthier Generation Store with products that comply with Smart Snacks nutrition standards.
This colorful booklet provides an overview of Smart Snacks Standards and how to tell if a food/beverage meets the requirements. This is a ready-to-go resource for anyone that oversees the sale of foods/beverages to students on the school campus during the school day.
The impact of marketing is discussed in this research brief from Healthy Eating Research on what foods and beverages children consume. It includes data about food and beverage marketing venues and methods and examines limiting marketing exposure and other potential solutions to reduce childhood obesity.
The Local Government Commission and the Cities, Counties, and Schools Partnership produced this fact sheet in April 2007 showing how collaborative efforts between government officials and schools can join forces to reduce childhood obesity. It provides research resources and eight specific examples of policies (some of which are safe routes to schools initiatives), join use agreement, community garden programs, and fast food zoning policies.
The National Policy and Legal Analysis Network (NPLAN), funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, created this sample policy in February 2009 to restrict advertising of food and beverages on school grounds. This document serves as an example policy that includes the purpose and goals, appropriate policy language, and key definitions.
The Food Research and Action Center (FRAC) developed this guide in February 2006 for parents, school community leaders, and anti-hunger advocates addressing nutrition needs specifically for low-income students. The guide contains sample programs, policies, and key research to develop school wellness policies that meet the needs of vulnerable students.
As of 2014-15, all foods sold at school during the school day need to meet nutrition standards. The Smart Snacks in School regulation applies to foods sold a la carte, in the school store, and vending machines. This one-pager summarizes the Smart Snacks standards, which were put in place as part of the Healthy, Hunger Free Kids Act of 2010.
Let’s Go’s website has a host of toolkits which are loaded with information on how to integrate Let’s Go!‘s evidence based strategies and the 5-2-1-0 message into specific environments (schools, out-of-school, child care, health care and workplaces).
This document provides a guide to help organizations make healthy vending options available and attractive to children, youth, and adults. It includes healthy vending guidelines for food and beverage products, sample policies to support and sustain healthy vending, and marketing strategies to promote healthy options.
This fact sheet outlines key considerations for schools, including what to look for when soliciting a vendor, best practices to ensure a sound agreement, and ways for parents and other community members to get involved in the process.