Newswise — The Society of Nutrition Education and Behavior (SNEB) is hosting “USDA’s Smart Snacks Standards – What they are, When they kick in, and How you play a role,” a live webinar on Wednesday, April 16 from 1:00 – 2:30 p.m. EDT. The webinar is sponsored by the SNEB Advisory Committee on Public Policy. This webinar will provide participants an overview of USDA’s updated Smart Snacks regulation including a discussion about the updated standards, timeline for implementation, and available resources to help schools implement the changes, including the Alliance for a Healthier Generation Smart Snacks calculator. Presenting during the webinar are Nancy Lyons, Policy Analyst, Child Nutrition Programs, USDA - Food and Nutrition Service with moderator Tracy Fox, MPH, RD, President, Food, Nutrition & Policy Consultants, LLC, Chair, SNEB Advisory Committee on Public Policy.
At the end of the webinar, participants will be able to:• Understand the main components of USDA’s smart snacks regulation• Learn about the various tools and resources available to help schools implement the updated standards• Understand the role that schools and districts play in strengthening local wellness policies• Discuss ways that nutrition educators and others can play a role in helping schools meet upcoming standards This webinar is free for all registrants. Attendees earn 1 CEU. Register at http://www.sneb.org/events/events.html.