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Students offered smart snacks at school

Students can expect healthier snacks when they head back to school.

Sun chips, Quakes and granola bars are some of the snacks that will be offered to Dougherty County students instead of potato chips and other unhealthy snacks.

The "Smart Snacks" rule is part of the Healthy, Hunger-free Kids Act. It became effective July 1st and requires schools to follow certain nutrition guidelines for all foods and beverages sold to students.

"Most importantly our student body is going to be more healthy. In terms of making sure that students have access to healthy snacks throughout the school day," said Blaine Allen, the DCSS Nutrition Director.

School leaders say they're working with vendors to make sure all snacks fall under the guidelines. They say this helps reinforce healthy eating at school, which in turn promotes a healthy life.

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