Palo Verde Unified School District Approved Food List – Smart Snacks USDA’s Smart Snacks in school standards are practical, science-based nutrition standards for all foods and beverages sold or served to students during the school day. The new rule went into effect July 1, 2014 and merges the previous California Nutrition Standards.

For more information, see the USDA Guide to Smart Snacks

The following list is of foods and beverages that meet the standards for all grade levels. This list is not all inclusive. Alternative items may be available at different stores. Manufacturers’ ingredients and distribution change frequently. If you have additional questions, please contact the Nutrition Services Department.

 

Applesauce/Fruit Cups/Fruit Snacks

Manufacturer Name/Description Serving Size Wal-Mart Costco
All Brands Individual Fruit Cups in Water or Natural Juices ½ cup X X
All Brands Dried Fruit with No Added Sugar ¼ cup X X
All Brands Fresh Fruit and vegetables- Individual Bags or Platters ½ cup X X
Andros Fruit Me Up Pouches- All Flavors 1 pouch (133g)
Brother’s All Natural Fruit Crisps 1 bag X X
Buddy Fruits 100% Fruit Snack Squeeze Pouch- All flavors 1 pouch (90g) X
Buddy Fruits Pure Fruit Jiggle Gel 1 pouch (3.2oz) X
Chiquita Fruit Chips 100% Fruit Freeze Dried- All flavors 1 pouch (30g) X
Clif Organic Twisted Fruit- All Flavors 1 twist (20g) X
Crunchies Freeze Dried Fruit- All Flavors ¼ cup X
Crunch Pak Dipper Fruit Packs- All Flavors 1 container (2.75oz) X
Del Monte Fruit Cups No Sugar Added- All Flavors 1 cup (106g) X
Del Monte Fruit Naturals No Sugar Added 1 container (1 cup) X
Del Monte Fruit Burst Pouch- All Flavors 1 pouch (90g)
Disney Fruit Crisps Freeze Dried Fruit Slices- All Flavors 1 bag (7g) X
Dole Fruit Cups in 100% Juice- All Flavors 1 container (113g) X
Dole Fruit Squish’ems 1 pouch X
Earth’s Best Organic Applesauce- Cinnamon 1 cup (113g) X
Earth’s Best Organic Applesauce- Original 1 cup (113g) X
Earthbound Farm Organic Raisins 1 box (43g)
Go Go Squeez Go Go Squeez Applesauce Pouches 1 pouch (90g)
Great Value All Natural No Sugar Added Applesauce- Individual Cups 4oz unit (113g) X
Great Value Unsweetened Applesauce ½ cup X
Great Value Dried Apricots 7 pieces X
Great Value No Sugar Added Fruit Cups- Peaches 1 bowl (108g) X
Happy Squeeze Fruit & Veggie TWIST Pouch- All Flavors 1 pouch (99g) X
Kirkland Sunsweet Dried Apricots About 6 X
Kirkland Sunsweet Dried Plums About 6 X
Kirkland Real Sliced Fruit- Freeze Dried-Individual Bags 1 bag X
Materne Go Go Squeeze- All Flavors 1 pouch (90g) X
Motts Applesauce Snack & Go- All Flavors 1 pouch (90g) X
Motts Healthy Harvest No Added Sugar- Country Berry, Peach Medley & Summer Strawberry 1 cup (113g) X
Motts Motts Medley’s Fruit & Veggie Snack 1 cup (111g)
Motts Natural Apple Sauce 1 cup (111g) X
Smuckers Fruit Fulls- Pure Blended Fruit 1 pouch (4 oz)
Sunmaid Raisins 1 box (42.5g) X X
Tree Top No Sugar Added Natural Apple Sauce- Individual Cups 1 unit (113g) X X
Tree Top All Flavor Pouches 1 pouch (26g)

 

Chips/Pretzels/Popcorn/Corn Nuts

Manufacturer Name/Description Serving Size Wal-Mart Costco
Act II Bags 94% Fat Free Butter Popcorn 6.5 cups popped X
Corn Nuts Original, Ranch, Chile Picante 1 package (1/3 cup) X
Corn Nuts Variety Pack 1 package (1/3 cup) X
General Mills Chex Mix Snack Mix- Individual Snack Bags Traditional, Sweet n Salty, Trail Mix 1 pouch (.82oz)
General Mills Chex Mix- Traditional Sweet n Salty, Trail Mix, Caramel Crunch ½ cup X
Jolly Time Healthy Pop Butter 94% Fat Free- 100 Calorie Pack 1 package
Jolly Time Healthy Pop 94% Fat Free Microwave Popcorn 2 cups popped
Lays Baked Doritos Brand Nacho Cheese Flavored Tortilla Chips 15 chips (1oz) X
Lays Baked Ruffles Potato Chips 9 crisps (1oz) X
Lays Baked Potato Chips- BBQ, Cheddar & Sour Cream, Original, Sour Cream & Onion 1oz
Popcorners Sweet Cinnamon, Memphis BBQ 1 package (28g)
Smart Balance Smart N’ Healthy Popcorn 4 cups popped
Smart Food Smart Food Delight Popcorn- Sea Salt or White Cheddar 1 cup
Quaker Popped Rice Snacks- Only Apple and Chocolate 1oz X
Quaker Rice Cakes- All Flavors 1 Cake X
Tostitos Baked Tortilla Scoops- Light Tortilla Chips 16 chips (28g) X
Wholesome Goodness Tortilla Chips- Sea Salt or Multigrain Flax 8 chips

 

Crackers and Grahams

Manufacturer Name/Description Serving Size Wal-Mart Costco
Annie’s Homegrown Bunny Grahams- Honey, Chocolate Chip, Chocolate About 28 cookies (30g) X
Crunchmaster Multi-seed- Five Seed 14 crackers X
Crunchmaster Grammy Crisps- Cinnamon Sugar 25 crackers X
Homekist Honey graham Crackers 2 full cracker sheets X
Kashi Snack Crackers- Not Cheddar 15 crackers
Kashi Soft Baked Cookies- All Flavors 1 cookie (30g)
Kellogg’s Special K Cracker Chips- Individual Bags 1 package X
Kellogg’s Special K Cracker Chips- Sea Salt, Sour Cream & Onion, Southwest Ranch, Cheddar 27-30 chips (30g) X
Nabisco 100 Calorie Packs- Mini Teddy Grahams 1 package (22g) X
Nabisco 100 Calorie Packs- Sweet & Salty 1 package (22g) X
Nabisco 100 Calorie Packs- Wheat Thins Toasted Chips 1 package (22g) X
Nabisco BelVita Soft Baked Cookie- Chocolate, Banana, Berry 1 cookie X
Nabisco Honey Maid Grahams 8 crackers (2 full sheets) X X
Nabisco Honey Maid Grahamfuls- All Flavors 1 pack (25g) X
Nabisco Honey Maid Lil’Squares- Cinnamon 29 pieces X
Nabisco Honey Maid Minions Honey Grahams 1 bag (28g)
Nabisco Teddy Grahams 150 Calorie Pouches- Chocolate, Cinnamon, Honey 1 pouch (35g) X
Nabisco Teddy Grahams- Honey, Cinnamon, Chocolate, Chocolate Chips 24 pieces X
Nabisco Triscuit- All Flavors About 6 crackers X
Nabisco Triscuit Thin Crisps- All Flavors About 15 crackers X
Nabisco Wheat Thins- Original, Reduced Fat, Multigrain, Toasted Chips About 14 pieces (1oz) X
Nabisco Wheat Thins Toasted Chips- Garden Valley Vegetable, Great Plains Multigrain 13 chips (28g) X
Pepperidge Farm Baked Naturals Cracker Chips- Multigrain only 27 pieces (30g) X

 

Bagels

Manufacturer Name/Description Serving Size Wal-Mart Costco
Sara Lee’s Soft & Smooth Mini Bagels- Whole Grain, Cinnamon 1 bagel (37g) X
Thomas Bagel Thins- 100% Whole Wheat, Everything, Plain 1 bagel (46g) X

 

Beverages

Manufacturer Name/Description Serving Size (Eleme- ntary) Serving Size (Middle/ High) Wal-Mart Costco
Campbell’s V-8- Spicy Hot, Low Sodium or Regular < 8 fl oz. < 12 fl oz. X X
Campbell’s V-8 Fusion- Strawberry Banana, Peach Mangy, Pomegranate Blueberry, Tropical Orange < 8 fl oz. < 12 fl oz. X X
Campbell’s V-8 Fusion Refreshers < 8 fl oz. < 12 fl oz. X
Campbell’s V-8 Fusion- Individual Pouches- All Flavors 1 pouch 1 pouch X
Capri Sun 100% Juice Pouches- All Flavors 1 pouch (6.75 oz) 1 pouch (6.75 oz) X
Capri Sun Fruit Waves- 100% Juice- All Flavors 1 pouch (6.75 oz) 1 pouch (6.75 oz) X
Capri Sun Super V- Fruit & Vegetable Drink 1 pouch (6oz) 1 pouch (6oz)
Dole 100% Pineapple Juice < 8 fl oz. < 12 fl oz. X
Florida’s Natural 100% Fruit Juices- All Flavors < 8 fl oz. < 12 fl oz.
Great Value 100% Juice (Apple, Cranberry, Grape) < 8 fl oz. < 12 fl oz. X
Great Value Vegetable Juice from Concentrate (100% Juice) < 8 fl oz. < 12 fl oz. X
Horizon Organic Milk- Lowfat- All Flavors < 8 fl oz. < 12 fl oz. X
Juicy Juice Fruitfuls- All Flavors 6.75 fl oz. 6.75 fl oz.
Kirkland 100% Juice- Pomegranate, Cranberry/Raspberry, Pomegranate/Blueberry, Cranberry/Grape < 8 fl oz. < 12 fl oz. X
Kirkland Hansen 100% Juice Variety 6.75 fl oz. 6.75 fl oz. X
Langer’s 100% Juices- All Flavors < 8 fl oz. < 12 fl oz.
Martinellis 100% Pure Apple Juice < 8 fl oz. < 12 fl oz. X
Minute Maid 100% Juice- Apple, Fruit Punch, Apple White Grape, or Mixed Berry < 8 fl oz. < 12 fl oz. X X
Motts 100% Apple Juice < 8 fl oz. < 12 fl oz. X
Ocean Spray 100% Juice- Grapefruit, Cranberry, Ruby Red Grapefruit, Cranberry or Pomegranate < 8 fl oz. < 12 fl oz. X
Sam’s Choice 100% Juice- Apple Juice Punch Blend, White Grape < 8 fl oz. < 12 fl oz. X
Silk Pure Almond Milk- All Flavors < 8 fl oz. < 12 fl oz. X
Simply Orange 100% Juice- All Flavors < 8 fl oz. < 12 fl oz.
Seneca 100% Apple Juice < 8 fl oz. < 12 fl oz. X
Sunsweet 100% Prune Juice < 8 fl oz. < 12 fl oz. X
Tummy Tickler 100% Juice- Aplle < 8 fl oz. < 12 fl oz. X
Treetop 100% Apple Juice < 8 fl oz. < 12 fl oz. X X
Treetop 100% Juice Assorted < 8 fl oz. < 12 fl oz. X
Treetop Fresh Pressed Juice < 8 fl oz. < 12 fl oz.
Tropicana 100% Juice- Apple, Fruit Punch, or Orange < 8 fl oz. < 12 fl oz. X X
Welch’s 100% Juice- Grape, White Grape, White Grape Cherry, White Grape Peach, White Grape Blueberry Kiwi, Strawberry Kiwi < 8 fl oz. < 12 fl oz. X
All Brands 100% Juice (Product Must State 100% Juice) < 8 fl oz. < 12 fl oz. X X
All Brands Milk- Lowfat 1%, or Fat Free < 8 fl oz. < 12 fl oz. X X
All Brands Milk Alternative- Reduced Fat Enriched- Rice, Nut or Soy < 8 fl oz. < 12 fl oz. X X
Water Pure Water, No Added Artificial Sweetener and/or Caffeine Any Size Any Size X X

 

Yogurt/Cheese/Smoothies

Manufacturer Name/Description Serving Size Wal-Mart Costco
Activia Reduced Fat, Low Fat, or Greek Yogurt- All Flavors 1 container (113g)
Chobani Non-fat Yogurt- All Flavors 6 oz (170g) X X
Chobani Low Fat Yogurt- All Flavors 6 oz (170g) X
Dannon Danimals- Yogurt Smoothies 1 bottle- 3.1 fl oz. X
Dannon Oikos- Fruit on the Bottom (Non-fat) 5.3oz (150 g) X
Dannon Light & Fit 6oz (170g) X
Fage Total 0%- Fat Free Yogurt 1 container (6 oz) X X
Frigo Light String Cheese 1 stick (28 g) X
Great Value Lowfat Yogurt- All Flavors 6 oz X
Great Value Light- Non-fat Yogurt- All Flavors 6 oz X
Health Valley Fruit Yogurt Smoothie Pouch- Strawberry Banana, Pear Mango 1 pouch (4.2 oz) X
Kirkland Lowfat Yogurt- Peach and Blueberry 8 fl oz. X
Kraft Live Active 2% Milk Marbled Colby & Monterey Jack Cheese Stick 1 stick (28g) X
Kraft Mozzarella Cheese String- 2% milk 1 stick X
Liberte Nonfat Greek Yogurt- All Flavors 5.3 oz X
Precious String Cheese 1 stick (28g) X X
Precious Stringsters Reduced Fat String Cheese 1 stick
Sargento String Cheese 1 stick X
Sargento Light String Cheese 1 stick
Sargento Reduced Fat- Colby Jack, Cheddar, Sharp Cheddar 1 stick X
Stoneyfield YoKids Squeezers Organic Lowfat Yogurt- All Flavors 1 tube (56g)
Stoneyfield YoKids- Lowfat Yogurt- All Flavors 1 container (4 oz) X
Laughing Cow Babybel Light 1 piece X
Laughing Cow Cheese Wedges Light- All Flavors 1 wedge X X
Yoplait Original Yogurt- All Flavors 6oz X X
Yoplait Reduced Fat Yogurt- All Flavors 8 fl oz or less X X
Yoplait GoGurt- Portable Low Fat Yogurt- All Flavors 1 tube (64g)
Yoplait Gogurt Protein- Portable Low Fat Yogurt- All Flavors 1 tube (64g) X
Yoplait Simply GoGurt- Portable Low Fat Yogurt- All Flavors 1 tube (64g) X X
Yoplait Yoplait Kids Yogurt- All Flavors 1 container X
Yoplait Light Yogurt- All Flavors 6oz X X
Yoplait Greek 100- All Flavors 5.3oz (150g)
Yoplait Pro-Force Protein Yogurt For Kids- All Flavors 1 container (3.5 oz) X
Weight Watchers String Cheese 1 stick X

 

Cereal/Breakfast Bars

Manufacturer Name/Description Serving Size Wal-Mart Costco
Fiber One Streusel Bar- Strawberry or Blueberry
Kashi Soft Baked Cereal Bars- Ripe Strawberry 1 bar (35g) X
Kellogg’s Nutri-Grain Cereal Bars- All Flavors 1 bar (37g) X X
Kellogg’s Special K Bar- 90 Calorie Vanilla Crisp, Strawberry, Chocolate Drizzle 1 bar (22g) X
Kellogg’s Special K Cereal Bar- Red Berries, Chocolate Pretzel 1 bar X
Quaker Soft Baked Bars- Banana Nut Bread, Cinnamon Pecan Bread 1 bar (42g) X X
Quaker Variety Pack Bars- Strawberry Crisp, Apple Crisp & Mixed Berry Crisp Bars 1 bar (37h)
Sunbelt Crunchy Oats & Honey Granola Bars 1 bar (29g) X

 

Granola Bars

Manufacturer Name/Description Serving Size Wal-Mart Costco
Cascadian Farm Organic Chewy Granola Bar- Fruit & Nut Bar 1 bar (35g) X
CLIF Kid Zbar- Chocolate Chip, Honey Graham, Iced Oatmeal, Chocolate Brownie 1 bar (36g) X
CLIF LUNA fiber- All Flavors 1 bar (40g)
Great Value Crunch Oats & Honey 2 bars (42g) X
Kashi Chewy Granola Bars- Oatmeal Cookie, Peanut Butter Chocolate Chips 1 bar (35g) X X
Nature Valley Crunch Granola Bar- Oat N Honey, Peanut Butter, Cinnamon 2 bars (42g) X X
Nature Valley Chewy Trail Mix Bar 1 bar (35g) X X
Quaker 25% Less Sugar Chewy Granola Bar- All Flavors 1 bar (24g) X
Quaker 90 Calorie Chewy Granola Bar- All Flavors 1 bar (24g) X
Quaker Chewy Granola Bar- All Flavors 1 bar (24g) X X

 

Ice Cream/Frozen Fruit Bars

Manufacturer Name/Description Serving Size Wal-Mart Costco
Blue Bunny Sweet Freedom No Sugar Added Fudge Lites 1 bar (45g) X
Blue Bell Fruit Bars- All Flavors 1 bar X
Dryer’s No Sugar Added Fruit Bars- Black Cherry, Strawberry Kiwi, Mixed Berry, Strawberry, Tangerine, Raspberry 1 (51g) X
Nestle Outshine Fruit Bars and Coconut Water 1 bar
Fruttare Fruit Bars- All Flavors
Fudgesicle Fat Free- No Sugar Added 1 bar (65g) X
Fudgesicle 100 Calorie Bar 1 bar (65g) X
Healthy Choice Premium Fudge Bars 1 bar (64 g) X
Simple Truth Greek Yogurt Frozen Bars- All Flavors 1 bar
Skinny Cow Ice Cream Sandwiches- All Flavors 1 sandwich X
Skinny Cow Cones- All Flavors 1 cone X
Skinny Cow Bars- All Flavors 1 bar
Weight Watchers Fudge Bars- Giant Latte 1 bar X
Otter-Pops 100% Juice Fast Freeze Juice Bars 1 pop (1oz) X X