Massachusetts Nutrition Evaluation Tool for Schools
MassNETS is the Massachusetts Nutrition Evaluation Tool developed by JSI to 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, whichever is stricter. MassNETS can be used to evaluate any single-serving snack or beverage item, including those purchased outside of the school nutrition program. This tool can be helpful when evaluating products for school stores, vending machines, classroom parties or other school-based events. It can also be used to submit school nutrition program products for A-list consideration.
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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.
If approved and the product is available through the school nutrition program, please select "Continue to A-list Approval" and submit the ingredient list, Nutrition Facts panel, and the product distributor and manufacturer information, including UPC, for review.
If you have any difficulties using the tool or see any cases where the rules appear to be incorrectly interpreted, please contact jsi.