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Healthy Snacks

 Classroom Snacks

 



Healthy classroom snacks are a great idea for many reasons. Children learn and behave better when properly fed. They get a chance to try new foods that they may not have at home.

When bringing food to the classroom, choose healthy snacks. These guidelines will help you make nutritious snack choices. Some teachers make healthy foods a standard.

KEEP IN MIND:
When buying packaged foods for school snacks, check the label. Pick products that have 6 grams or less of fat per serving, 7 grams or less of sugar and under 300 milligrams of sodium, and are trans fat free. Many products on the market now meet these guidelines.

 

Easy and Nutritious Snack Ideas:

 
Fruits
Apple slices
Bananas
Blueberries
Cantaloupe chunks
Cherries
Clementines
Fruit salad
Grapes
Kiwi
Mandarin oranges
Nectarines
Peaches
Pears
Pineapple
Raisins
Strawberries
Watermelon
 
Grains
Animal crackers
Bagels (mini)
Baked tortilla chips
Cheese fish-shaped crackers
Fruit/ nut mix bars
Graham crackers
Low-sugar breakfast cereal
Popcorn
Rice cakes
Whole grain crackers


Beverages
100% fruit juice
Low-fat milk (1% or less), 
               flavored or plain
Water
Vegetables
Baby carrots
Broccoli
Carrot sticks
Cauliflower
Celery sticks
Cherry tomatoes
Cucumber slices or sticks
Pepper rings/ sticks (red/ green)
Salsa



Dairy
Cheese cubes
Go-Gurt (yogurt in a tube)
Low-fat string cheese
Yogurt
Yogurt with fruit
 

Smart Snacks in Schools Regulation