Healthy Policy in Classrooms-Enlgish

Healthy Food Policy in Classrooms

Why a healthy food policy?

Research proves children do better in school when they have at least 9 to 10 hours of sleep, a balanced diet including two nutritional snacks daily, and exercise.

 

Holiday and Birthday celebrations

Guidelines:

·         All snacks, grades TK-6 will be snacks lasting no more than 10 minutes.

·         Snacks will be worked into the classroom scheduled by the teacher, but will not be offered one hour before or after lunch.

·         High fat and sugary foods will not be allowed.  These items will be returned home if brought in, (i.e. cookies, cakes, cupcakes, donuts, regular chips, candy and soda).

·         The only beverage allowed with snack is water.

·         Be mindful of allergies, NO peanut products.

·         Due to health regulations, no food will be stored in the classroom and all uneaten opened snacks will be disposed of.  Unopened snacks will be returned home.

·         Bringing a daily snack of individual portion is the responsibility of the child, no snack will be provided by the school.

 

Listed below are some healthy choices to help guide you when deciding on your child’s snack.  Acceptable snacks include but may not be limited to:

·         Any Fruit or Vegetable- cut into child pieces.

·         Pretzels. Chex Mix, Baked chips, Baked Doritos, Goldfish, popcorn without butter.

·         Whole grain crackers, Reduced fat cheese-its, Triscuit crackers, Wheat Thins, Rice Cakes

·         Animal Crackers

·         Granola bars, cereal bars, or whole grain dry cereal (snack baggie).

·         Raisins, dried fruit

·         Low fat cheese sticks, low fat yogurt sticks

·         Graham Crackers, Teddy Grahams

 

Alternatives to food to celebrate birthdays:

Gender neutral goody bags which may include: pencils, stickers. One book to share with the class.

Thank you for your cooperation in adhering to this policy as we strive to become a healthier school and bring good nutrition to the forefront.