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    To teach and encourage Health Body and Healthy Mind to our students, we highly recommend healthy snacks at school. Please partner with us in sending your child to school with a dry, finger food type healthy snack daily.

     

    Healthy suggestions include but not limited to:

    Proteinsrolled up sliced chicken or turkey, peeled boiled eggs

    Fruitsgrapes, strawberries, sliced apples, orange slices, blueberries, dried fruit

    Vegetablesbaby carrots, cherry tomatoes, olives, celery sticks, broccoli and cauliflower florets

    Dairylow fat string cheese, individual cheese packets, cubed cheese

    Carbohydrates - popcorn (sprinkle with cinnamon, garlic powder, parmesan cheese or other seasonings to change it up), pretzels, whole grain crackers, animal crackers, baked chips, rice cakes, veggie sticks/chips, cereals (regular or honey nut Cheerios, Kix, or Life), granola, trail mix, or whole grain granola bars

     

    Benefits:

    Increases energy

    Increases ability to focus

    Promotes good nutrition

    Encourages lifelong healthy eating habits

    Helps prevent weight related diseases such as childhood obesity and diabetes as well as other debilitating or deadly adult diseases

     

    Disadvantages:

    Can lead to a quick crash in blood sugar levels, leaving children tired and cranky

    Are high in sugar, fat and calories, low in nutrients

    Contributes to weight gain

    Contributes to developing cavities

    Contributes to gastrointestinal problems like constipation because of low fiber content

     

    Water bottles are also encouraged with a SNAP TOP please!