Healthy School Snacks and Beverages Policy Initiative 

Peer-to-Peer Innovation Network

In 2012, AASA was awarded a two-year grant from Leadership for Healthy Communities, a national program of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, to build supportive relationships among superintendents regarding healthy snack foods and beverages sold in schools. As such, we match school districts together in a peer-to-peer relationship so superintendents and their school boards can develop, or revise and implement effective competitive foods policies. This matching is a powerful tool for superintendents to learn from one another and develop smart, actionable and innovative policies and programmatic solutions to improve their competitive foods policies, and comply with USDA’s Smart Snacks in Schools guidelines. Learn about the initiative

Smart Snacks in School went into effect on July 1, 2014. Find resources and obtain technical assistance to help your district comply. 

Courageous Leadership Conversations. Watch superintedents speak about the role of leadership in creating a culture of health in schools.



For more information on healthy beverages and snacks (also known as competitive foods):