Monday, September 22, 2014

School Snacks - Make a Healthy Choice!

With all of the activities that are taking place at school, there is no doubt your child’s appetites will increase.  Sending snacks to school with your child is a great idea but make sure they have nutritional value. 

Here are some healthy snack ideas:

·         Cut up fresh fruit (apples, oranges, grapes, etc.)
·         Fruit cups
·         Dried fruit
·         Carrot sticks
·         Celery sticks with peanut butter
·         Low fat granola bars
·         Small cereal boxes
·         Cheese (string, cubed, etc.)
·         Yogurt with a spoon or Gogurt
·         Trail Mix

Be sure to package snacks properly to avoid any undue messes. Healthy Snacks fuel successful learning!

-Olmsted County Public Health-


Anonymous said...

While a reminder of healthy snacks is wonderful, I am surprised that selected snack items listed in include nut items; with no mention of nut-free schools/classrooms/allergies.
Peanut butter, granola bars, and trail mix; many times cannot be brought as a classroom snack.

Folwell Elementary said...

Great point, thank you! This is a monthly newsletter provided by Olmsted County Public Health. As noted, some of these snacks may contain nuts or traces thereof and therefore would be a great snack at home. When bringing snacks into the classroom Folwell Health Staff ask that all snacks are brought in the original packing, if possible, to help alert teachers of the ingredients.

Gretchen Gosh, R.N., LSN
Licensed School Nurse
Century, Folwell & Jefferson