HEALTHY BODY, HEALTHY MIND….HEALTHY SNACKS!!!!
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:
Proteins – rolled up sliced chicken or turkey, peeled boiled eggs
Fruits – grapes, strawberries, sliced apples, orange slices, blueberries, dried fruit
Vegetables – baby carrots, cherry tomatoes, olives, celery sticks, broccoli and cauliflower florets
Dairy – low 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
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
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 contentWater bottles are also encouraged with a SNAP TOP or LID please!