When it is your child’s turn to provide the snack for her/his class, you may welcome some ideas for healthy, nutritious foods. Children benefit from wholesome, non-processed foods.
Why should kids snack? Snacks keep your child energized and are a great way to help get daily nutrients.
Sweet treats should be limited as much as possible to your child’s birthday celebration and holiday parties. In addition, if your child has a food allergy, please inform his or her teacher so that this information can be shared with other parents who will be supplying the snack for the class.
Healthy Snacks Are:
- Low in added sugar, salt and unhealthy fat
- High in protein, fiber and nutrients
- At least 2 food groups, 3 is even better!
- Around 150-200 calories per child
Use items from different food groups to build a snack:
- String Cheese (D), whole grain crackers (G) and tomatoes (V)
- Mini rice cakes (G), and sunflower seed butter (P)
- Low fat yogurt (D) and frozen berries (F)
- Popcorn (G), raisins (F) and sunflower seeds (P)
- Cheese cubes (D), sliced fruit (F) on a stick
- Celery (V), and cream cheese (D) and raisins
- Zucchini sticks (V) sour cream dip (D)
- Pretzel sticks (G), sunflower seed/yogurt dip (P/D) and fruit cup (F)