Alliance for a Healthier Generation Alliance Smart Foods Planner

Get Students Involved

It’s important to engage students (your customers!) in the decision-making process about the types of foods and beverages they will see in the cafeteria, the quality of their customer experience and nutrition education activities that will be offered. Gaining input and approval from students will put you on a path to offering healthy, tasty meal options that keep youth lining up. 

Use these resources to get started: 

How to Use the Smart Food Planner

Use our Smart Snacks Product & CACFP Product Calculators to ensure snacks and meals served at your school or out-of-school time program meet Smart Snacks in School Nutrition Standards.

Find kid-friendly recipes for your school or site.

View menu plans to use as turnkey food service solutions.

Do you want to see your school or program's menus or recipes featured on this site? Send an email to

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Healthy School Meals Boost Student Achievement

Healthy (and not hungry!) students are better learners. As the bell rings on a new school year, Healthier Generation would like to express our gratitude to school nutrition staff across the nation. These unsung heroes of the education system ensure that millions of students receive healthy meals that equip them to reach their full academic potential.

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