Wellness Committee

Schools have the responsibilty to help students establish lifelong habits of healthy eating patterns and regular physical activity. By establishing healthy habits early in life, children can dramatically reduce their health risks and increase their chances for longer, more productive lives. You love your children and want the best for them. You can show this by creating opportunities for them to make healthy food choices. Foods such as candy, cake and cupcakes do not meet dietary guidelines.

The list of food and beverages below is consistent with the Dietary Guidelines for Americans.

HEALTHY SNACK LIST/SPECIAL OCCASIONS

  • Raw vegetable sticks* or slices with low fat dressing or yogurt dip
  • Fresh fruit wedges*: watermelon, cantaloupe, honeydew, pineapple oranges, etc.
  • Sliced fruit*: apples, pears, peaches, plums, nectarines, etc.
  • Dried fruits: raisins, cranberries, apples, apricots
  • Single serving applesauce
  • Trail mix*(t)
  • Pretzels or reduced fat crackers
  • Goldfish
  • Granola bars*, graham crackers, fig bars 
  • Fat free or low fat pudding cups
  • Water or skim milk

All of the items listed above are believed to be consistent with the intent of our school wellness policy to promote student health and reduce childhood obesity. We encourage all parents to use the above list as a guide in providing healthy snacks for our children.

*Choking hazard for children under 4 unless properly prepared.



Wellness Committee Notice - August 2013

Healthy Celebrations Flyer - August 2013