It is recommended that young children receive a dietary supplements between meals to increase their focus and fulfill nutritional needs. It is important to refuel their young minds with healthy and nutritious food. Therefore, I have incorporated a snack time into our schedule. Listed below are several snack options that are suggested, but feel free to send something not listed, as long as it is a non-sugary snack.
Granola Bar Graham Crackers Rice Cakes
Piece of Fruit Vegetables with dip Applesauce
Chex Mix Pretzels Peanut Butter Crackers Cheese Sticks Yogurt
Trail Mix Nuts and/or Seeds
100 Calorie Snack Packs
Dry Cereal (non-sugary like Cheerios or Kix) Muffin
If you wish to send in a drink with your child’s snack, please consider bottled water, 100% Fruit Juice or Milk. SODA WILL NOT BE ALLOWED.
In addition, it is my experience that not all children bring in a snack. Often families get busy, forget or are not able to send in a daily snack. If you are in a position to send in a large bag of pretzels to keep on hand in the classroom for these occasions, please put a note in your child’s folder or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. I will then notify you when we need the items.
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In regards to packing your child’s snacks and lunches. There is not a refrigerator available for storing these items. So, if you pack something that needs to stay cold, please put an ice pack in the lunch box. In addition, there is not a microwave available to heat any snacks and/or lunches. If you pack something warm, please heat it at home and put in a thermos.
Thank you for your understanding and cooperation. Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns.