Top Trends in After School Snacks

Successful USDA-reimbursable snack programs often tap these four trends.

from Erik Peterson, policy director, Afterschool Alliance

Fresh is Best

“Fresh fruit and vegetables are still a great way to go, particularly those that are less perishable. Locally grown fruits and veggies can be less expensive, and both rural and urban programs are growing their own produce: cherry tomatoes, carrots and strawberries for snack programs.

Healthier Snack Packs

“Packaged snacks like chewy granola bars that have been reformulated to inc

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