Life for the past year-plus has been a whirlwind—particularly for parents of school-age children. During the 2020–21 school year, many families across the U.S. endured ongoing shifts and changes to in-person or remote, home-based learning as we battle the ongoing global COVID-19 pandemic.
As the 2021–22 school year begins—as the fast-spreading Delta COVID-19 variant continues its surge—those families desperately seek normalcy. And regardless of whether learning is taking place in-person or at home—or some hybrid of the two—parents gain peace of mind when they know their kids are fueling their educational pursuits through healthy meals and snacks that actually taste good.
For the seventh annual SF&WB “Best Healthy School Snacks” survey, we’ve gathered together some of the best kid-friendly healthy snack products and baked goods released within the past year or so (previous winners include Nature’s Bakery Oatmeal Crumble Bars, Good Health Veggie Pretzels, Nature’s Bakery Gluten Free Fig Bars, Munk Pack Protein Cookies, Kakookies, and Mavericks Snacks). The products that make up the selections for this year’s candidates all bring strong nutritional merit to the table—and all are kid-focused formulations, making sure snacking enjoyment is a primary goal.
Review the healthy snack and bakery products below and vote today for your selection as the top healthy school snack of 2021. Stay tuned for the results, which we will announce around the end of September, along with an exclusive look at the winning product.