Afternoon Snack Policy - Fruit, Dairy or Vegetables
We will make time for a nutritious snack everyday of a non-crumb fruit, vegetable, dairy, or protein if necessary. A lunch time has not been made clear so the exact time is still undecided for our snack. If this poses a medical problem for your child please contact me and accommodations will be made immediately. Attached you will find suggestions as to what a “nutritious” snack may be. In ALL grades the health curriculum works to establish healthy eating and healthy lifestyles so this is another way to promote curriculum on a daily basis in supporting healthy life habits. Your child may keep a water bottle at their table as research shows that a hydrated mind functions better. Please make sure these are “pop up” tops to avoid spills. (I know that sounds picky, but I promise you after years and years and years of teaching a spilled water bottle causes lots of tears to spill for children who have worked hard on something that gets wet and ruined.)
Please note, I have not been made aware of any allergy issues at this time, but please watch here in the event we all need to work together to keep a member of our school community safe.
Nutritious Snack Ideas
cubes or cheese sticks
grapes (try them frozen….yummy!)
Our goal is to teach children to snack on healthy foods that will give them energy for learning. Please keep in mind that there is not a sink in the room so if you send a snack that needs a spoon it may be best to be plastic so it can be thrown out. Please do not send in fruit dips with your child’s snack or any snack that will make crumbs. This helps keep the classroom clean and the ants away! An extra napkin is always helpful for you child to eat over as well.Thank You – Mrs. Tulley