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Middle/High School Snack Food Standards Calculator

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Step 1

Snacks in middle/high school must be 250 calories or less per container. If the number of calories per container is higher than 250, the food cannot be sold in the container and the food must be repackaged in a smaller serving size.

Servings per Container
X Calories per Serving
Calories per container


All snacks must be less than 250 calories; the following are foods exempt from some of the fat and/or sugar restrictions:

  • Nuts, nut butters, seeds, fruit, non-fried vegetables, and legumes are exempt from the Total Fat restriction
  • Individually packaged cheese and eggs do not have to meet the Total Fat or Saturated Fat limits
  • Fruit and non-fried vegetables are exempt from the Sugar restriction

Step 2

If you have a snack food item that is 250 calories per container or less, enter the nutrition information from the Nutrition Facts label in the fields to determine if the item meets the standards. California School Food and Beverage Standards for detailed information about the food and beverage standards.

Food Name:  
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size in grams g
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat   
Total Fat g
Saturated Fat g
Trans Fat g
Sugars g