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Families are asked to participate in a rotating schedule for bringing healthy classroom snacks. We request that each student in the 3-6 and 6-9 classes provide snack for their class once every 4-6 weeks (no more than one day per month). We request that each student in the 9-12 class bring snack approximately once per month. The snack must be pre-packaged and unopened. Bringing snack is not a requirement, however it greatly benefits the classroom community as students are provided with healthy nutrition during the morning work period - which aids in the success of their morning. Snack time also provides an opportunity for the students to contribute to their community and to share in practical life activities.
3-6 classroom: 36 students
6-9 classroom: 36 students
9-12 classroom: 22 students
Snack fee alternative
Those in the 3-6 or 6-9 class who would prefer to have the teacher shop for their snack day may choose to pay a fee of $15.00 for the teacher to bring the snack. Those in the 9-12 class may choose to pay a fee of $10.00. Please pay by check made out to your classroom teacher and write “snacks” with the date you have been scheduled for. We ask that you pay at least a week before your assigned date as the teacher must schedule time to obtain the snack ahead of time.
Please follow these healthy snack guidelines when bringing snack for your child's class:
A store packaged pre-cut FRESH (not canned or dried) fruit or vegetable snack. Whole fruit may be sent as long as long as there is enough for each child to have their own whole piece of fruit.
In addition to the fresh fruit or vegetable item please consider providing a protein and/or whole grain item to complement the fresh fruit/vegetable. If the item is made with whole grains, at least one of the ingredients will have the word "whole" next to the type of grain and the majority of the time the package will state that it is made with whole grains. ALL optional itmes must have 3 grams or less of sugar per serving.
ALL FOOD MUST BE STORE PACKAGED. Items that do not meet the guidelines above will not be returned.
The following lists are by no means comprehensive; they are provided to give you an idea of the types of foods that we recommend.
GOOD CHOICE EXAMPLES FOR REQUIRED ITEMS:
Peppers: green, red, yellow, orange
Tomatoes: grape or cherry (6-9 and 9-12 class only)
Grapes (6-9 and 9-12 class only)
GOOD CHOICE EXAMPLES FOR OPTIONAL ITEMS:
Whole wheat bagels with cream cheese
Multi-grain Ritz crackers
Peanuts & other nuts: VERY IMPORTANT
Because some children have potentially dangerous allergies to peanuts and other nuts, do not bring any foods for snack containing peanuts or peanut byproducts (such as peanut oil), or foods that may contain peanuts or any other types of nuts. Labels on processed foods are generally very explicit about the inclusion of peanuts and nuts.
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