Healthy Snacks

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At any school function (parties, celebrations, meetings, etc.) healthy food options should be available to promote student, staff and community wellness.  Examples of nutritious food and beverages that are consistent with the Dietary Guidelines for Americans are listed below:

  • Raw vegetable sticks/slices with low-fat dressing or yogurt dip

  • Fresh fruit wedges - cantaloupe, honey dew, watermelon, pineapple, oranges, tangelos, etc

  • Sliced fruit - nectarines, peaces, kiwi, star fruit, plums, pears, mangoes, apples, etc

  • Fruit Salad

  • Cereal and low-fat milk

  • 100% fruit or vegetable juice

  • Frozen fruit pops with fruit juice or fruit as the first ingredient

  • Dried fruits - raisins, cranberries, apples, apricots

  • Single serving applesauce or canned fruit in juice

  • Apple wedges or celery sticks

  • Fruit smoothies made with fat-free or low-fat milk

  • Trail Mix

  • Lean meats and reduced fat cheese sandwiches (use light or reduced fat mayo in chicken/tuna salad)

  • Pretzels or reduced fat crackers

  • Baked chips with salsa or low-fat dip

  • Low-fat muffins (small or mini), granola bars and cookies (graham crackers, fig bars) - peanut free

  • Mini bagels with whipped light or fat-free cream cheese

  • Pasta Salad

  • Bread sticks with marinara

  • Fat-free or low-fat yogurt 7 fruit parfaits

  • Fat-free or low-fat pudding cups

  • Fat-free or low-fat milk or milk products (string cheese, single serving cottage cheese, cheese curds)

  • Flavored soy milk fortified with calcium

  • Pure ice-cold water

    This list is not all inclusive and is meant only to provide parents and school staff with guidance for healthier food and beverage choices.  Not all food and beverage items on this list will necessarily meet district nutrient standards as items vary in sugar, fat and calorie content from brand to brand.  However, all of the items in the list are believed to be consistent with the intent of the wellness policy to promote student health and reduce childhood obesity.