My school has asked for healthy snack donations, what would be considered an acceptable snack?

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Snacks can vary in portion size, calories, and flavor profile making it very difficult to discern what might be "healthy" or not.  Our program supports the notion that "all foods fit," and we encourage families and students to consume a variety of food items in order to have a well-balanced diet.  However, it is important to recognize that for some foods you need to limit how often you eat them and how much you eat at one time.

To make it easier for parents, we have created a one-page summary that illustrates what we consider to be our '5 Smart Snack Choices.' This summary focuses on "categories" of snacks, rather than trying to generate a comprehensive list that captures all possible snack items that can be served during snack time at school.