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School Nutrition Association conference showcases problem-solving snack and beverage products

The product exhibition show floor at the School Nutrition Association’s Annual National Conference (ANC) featured hundreds of creative products designed to help K-12 nutrition departments meet the challenges of providing kids with nutritious foods and beverages that appeal to them while also meeting federal regulations.

One area that seemed to get special emphasis was food and beverage products that meet the Smart Snack rules that have eliminated many of the traditionally most popular choices, leaving operators scrambling to find alternatives that meet the new guidelines while still having kid appeal.

Here is a rundown on some of the alternatives showcased.

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