OSU Extension, in collaboration with the Butler County Healthy Living Coalition, offered a county-wide workshop on Snackwise to help students make better snack choices. Currently, American children consume 30 percent of calories from foods high in calories but low in nutrients. The Snackwise labeling system rates the nutritional value of vending machine snacks: Based on an analysis of 10 nutritional components, an item gets a "green" rating for "Best Choice," yellow for "Choose Occasionally," or red for "Choose Rarely." As a result of the workshop, two area school districts adopted the Snackwise program.
Created: 2008-04-14, Updated: 2008-04-14