The federal government has released new standards for the types of snack foods and a la carte items that can be sold in schools in order to cut down on high-fat and unhealthy options. Take a look at which foods made the cut and what got the boot.
In: Fresh fruits and vegetables
In: Sugar-free chewing gum
In: Reduced-fat cheese
In: Dried fruit
In: Fruit cups (as long as they're packed in 100 percent juice)
In: Nut and seed butters
In: Granola bars
In: Low-fat tortilla chips and other baked chips
In: Light popcorn
In: Still water or plain carbonated water
In: Low-fat unflavored milk (8 ounces or less for elementary school, 12 ounces or less for middle and high schools)
In: Non-fat milk, flavored or unflavored (8 ounces or less for elementary school, 12 ounces or less for middle and high schools)
In: Fruit and vegatable juice without added sweeteners (12 ounces or less)
In: High school students can have other flavored beverages, like diet soda and low-calorie sports drinks, as long as they fall under certain calorie limits
Out: Chocolate bars
Out: Regular soda
Out: Juices with ingredients other than juice and water
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