Guidelines for School Snacks

A typical daily diet consists of three meals and two snacks. For a student, this means snacks could be available in the classroom for special occasions, events, fundraisers, or just because. But before a snack can be provided, there are health guidelines that school staff and students must follow.

A Guide to Smart Snacks in School (USDA)

Treats and Snacks

It is our policy to promote good nutrition and a healthy school environment in all aspects of the school building. Due to many students with food allergies/intolerances, our schools have had to be extremely careful with any food items entering the school buildings. It is a safety issue and something that we take very seriously. In addition, our district wellness policy states that we will “engage in nutrition promotion that helps students develop lifelong healthy eating behaviors.”

We do offer breakfast and lunch at school, so snacks are optional based on your child’s need. If you do choose to send snacks with your child, please choose from this list to remain within healthy guidelines:

  • fresh fruit and vegetables prepared in advance (no nuts)
  • cheese
  • beef sticks
  • saltine crackers
  • Goldfish crackers
  • pretzels
  • 100% fruit juice boxes or water

School Parties and Birthday Parties

Student birthdays will be acknowledged at school, and each building will determine if birthday treats are allowed or not. Invitations to birthday parties or other celebrations outside of school will not be distributed at school no matter if they are for a select number of students or for the entire classroom.

Thank you for your part in keeping our students safe and healthy!