Snack Suggestions - 2020-2021
Each family will be responsible for bringing a snack for their child’s class about once a month. Child care licensing requires the school to post a snack menu for each month, with foods from the four basic food groups. Your family will be assigned a snack to bring. You may make substitutions for the suggested snack, but please bring something of a similar type of food e.g. a carb for a carb, a fruit for a fruit. A monthly calendar of snack assignments will be handed out at the end of the previous month. Snack day for your child is a special day with special privileges.
Child care licensing requires that fruits and vegetables must be cut up at the school or be purchased at a commercial facility. Baked goods must be prepackaged or purchased at a commercial facility or baked at the school. Boxes of food, cartons of milk, etc. must be brought to the school unopened. The classrooms are meat and peanut-free environments. Please do not send any snack to the school that contains peanuts or peanut butter.
Please bring your snack the day before your child’s snack day. If you forget to bring snack on your day, please bring a snack that can be easily stored at school to be used on the next occasion when a snack is forgotten. Easily stored snacks include fruit canned in 100% juice, crackers, dried or frozen fruit, cereal, Fig Newtons, cheese sticks and Gogurt. Thank you.
How much is enough for snack?
● Whole Fruit: 8 bananas or 8 oranges or 8 apples or 26 satsumas, tangerines or cuties or two pounds of strawberries or one melon/cantaloupe
● Frozen or canned fruit: 12-16 ounces
● Raisins: 1 small box per child or 12-16 ounce container of dried fruit
● Whole Vegetables: 4 peppers or 2 cucumbers or 1 pound bag of baby carrots or 2 zucchini or one celery heart or 1 large bag of snap peas or choose a combo
● Croissants: 9 (one-third per child)
● Mini croissants: 13 (one half per child)
● Bread: 1 loaf
● Cereal: one family-sized box and a gallon of milk (please choose low sugar cereal such as Chex, Cheerios or Kix)
● Popcorn: 1 small box of plain popcorn
● Nutri-grain bars: 1 pound or 13 bars (one half per child)
● Tortillas: 13 (one half per child)
● Rice: 8 ounces rice + 8 ounces of frozen vegetable
● Crackers: 1 pound of crackers/ graham crackers
● Yogurt: 2 large containers of fruit, vanilla or plain yogurt
● Cheese sticks: 13 sticks (half a stick per child)
● Cream cheese: 8 ounce container
● Hummus or other dips: 1 ten ounce container of hummus or 1 pint of ranch dressing