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Snack Guidelines

In keeping with the PS75 Wellness Philosophy, and the national agenda to encourage healthy choices for our children, we are introducing new Snack Guidelines. We hope you will find this helpful when choosing snacks for your child's class.

The Big Picture:  On average, a quarter of kids' calories are coming from unhealthy snacks. Snacks count! Help make snack time healthy at school and at home!

GREEN CHOICES: BRING OFTEN - TOP PICKS

FRUIT* VEGETABLES* WHOLE GRAINS OTHER FOODS GREAT DRINKS

grapes
apples or pears
pineapple
melons: cantaloupe, honeydew, watermelon
berries or cherries
dried fruit: raisins
apricots, etc.
fruit salad
clementines or oranges
mangoes
bananas

baby carrots
snap peas
bell peppers
grape tomatoes
edamame
cucumbers
string beans
celery
rice cakes
whole grain
crackers
whole grain
bread
whole wheat
pita bread
whole grain
dry cereal:
ex. Cheerios,
Cascadian
Farm Multi
Grain Squares
nuts or nut
butters- if
appropriate for
your classroom,
please check
with your
teacher first.
hummus, salsa
or guacamole
as healthy dips
for veggies, or
whole grain pita
bread/ crackers
send your child
to school with a
reusable water
bottle so he or
she can have
water to stay
hydrated all day
long, reusable
bottles also
reduce waste
lowfat milk is
provided at
school meals

* please bring in fruits and vegetables washed and, if necessary, cut into ready to serve pieces

YELLOW CHOICES: BRING SOMETIMES

applesauce-unsweetenedcanned fruit, or fruit cups, in fruit juice, not syrup crackers, graham crackers, animal crackers, pretzels, plain baked chips, bagels homemade bread or muffins: suggestions- add fruit or veggies like zucchini, carrots, blueberries etc. granola bars with less than 8 grams of sugar per 100 calories. Examples: Nature Valley Crunchy Granola Bars, Quaker 25% Less Sugar Chewy Granola Bars, Earth's Best Organic Fruit Bars low-fat yogurt, low-fat cheese sticks

RED CHOICES: PLEASE DO NOT BRING THESE ITEMS

juice, or any drinks cookies, candy, donuts, fried chips, brownies, muffins (store bought, packaged) "fruit snacks" or fruit roll ups