Health Snacks

Classroom Healthy Snacks

The rates for heart disease and obesity in children have been rising across America, and according to Catherine Bain, M.D., Indiana ranks fifth in obesity! The American Heart Association has stated that if the rate of obesity continues to climb in children, this may be the first generation in American history to live shorter lives than their parents.

Many of our students also have food allergies, especially to nuts, and some of them can be very severe. Your child’s teacher can let you know if nuts or other food items are a problem in your classroom.

With this in mind, the East Allen County Schools, in compliance with the Indiana Code 20-26-0-18, would like to have healthy treats and snacks brought in for celebrations/daily snacks. We are asking that parents consider alternatives to cupcakes or sugar treats. When planning on bringing in a snack or treat for the students, please consider these healthy options in support of the EACS Wellness Policy.

Healthy Snacks
  • Pretzels
  • Yogurt cups
  • Popsicles
  • Animal crackers
  • Fruit snacks
  • 100% juice boxes or 100% juice
  • Fruit
  • Graham crackers
  • Cheese and crackers
  • Peanut butter and crackers
  • String cheese
  • Celery with peanut butter and raisin (ants on a log), the children can make this as a food project
  • Fruit cups
  • Jell-O cups
  • Raisins

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