The John C. Stalker Institute
of Food and Nutrition

at Framingham State University

Massachusetts Nutrition Evaluation Tool for Schools

JSI created the Massachusetts Nutrition Evaluation Tool, MassNETS, to help schools determine if products, not on the A-List, meet the Massachusetts School Nutrition Standards for Competitive Foods and Beverages and USDA Smart Snacks in School. The user is responsible for proper and accurate use of this tool by correctly entering data from the Nutrition Facts label and identifying artificial sweeteners, caffeine, whole grains, and juice and other ingredients from the ingredient list of each product.

Click here for complete instructions.

  1. 1 Select a category.
  2. 2 Enter the nutrition facts and answer questions about the ingredients.
  3. 3 See the results.

       

Nutrition Facts

g
Amount per Serving
  
g
   g
   g  
mg
g
   g % sugar
% %

Massachusetts and USDA Smart Snacks Standards

Calories: Food must not exceed 200 Calories.
Milk/milk alternatives may not be more than 8 ounces.

Juice may not be more than 8 ounces.

Nuts, nut butters, & seeds may not be more than 1 ounce.

Cheese may not be more than 1 ounce.

? Information Missing

Fat: Total fat may be no more than 35% of Calories.
Milk must be 1% or fat free.

? Information Missing

Saturated Fat: Must be less than 10% of Calories.

? Information Missing

Trans Fat: Must have ≤ 0.5 g trans fat.

? Information Missing

Sodium: Must not exceed 200 mg sodium.

? Information Missing

Sugar: Must be no more than 35% by weight.
Milk must have no more than 22 g sugar per 8 fl. ounces.
Fruit must have no added sugars.

? Information Missing

Yogurt and frozen yogurt must meet the FDA's standard of identity for low-fat or non-fat yogurt.
Artificial Sweeteners: Not allowed.
Caffeine: No more than trace allowed.

Milk substitutes must have 30% Calcium and 25% Vitamin D.

Juice must be 100% juice.

Grain based products shall be whole grain.

? Information Missing

Manufacturer and Product Name


If you have any difficulties using the tool or see any cases where the rules appear to be incorrectly interpreted, please contact jsi.