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