About Snack Sense

A PDF version of Snack Sense is available here.

This menu planning tool aims to help managers and staff purchase and serve fun, healthy, and budget-friendly snacks for children in after school and out-of-school time programs.

Snack Sense guides managers and staff towards incorporating the Environmental Standards for Healthy Eating into their regular snack time routine at a low price.

Environmental Standards for Healthy Eating

  • Do not serve sugar-sweetened beverages
  • Serve water every day
  • Serve a fruit and/or vegetable every day
  • Do not serve foods with trans fat
  • When serving grains (like bread, crackers and cereal), serve whole grains