SNACK AND SHARING DAY
Each child has snack & sharing once a month and is designed to a way to link school to home. Children like to eat during the day and so in addition to providing nutrition and fuel for the body we encourage engaging the whole body and eating mindfully. These ideas linked together provide new opportunities to try different foods, share their favorite cuisine from home and socialize with friends.
Snack Days can be found at the Snack Calendar here on the website and in the Mini Messenger that is emailed each weekend.
Snack includes one serving of protein and one serving of carbohydrate.
The purpose of providing snack for children involves the continued work on our unit or theme at home, to think about the foods your child likes and what they want to prepare for snack that relates to the study.
Create a theme related, hands-on and nutritional snack that your child is excited about sharing.
At home and with your child talk about the theme of study and discuss food centered around this theme.
Select a food, recipe or idea together.
Prepare the food at home.
Arrange the food on trays or travel containers and bring food to school on the morning of snack.
Label all containers or snack items with your child's name.
Deliver snack to the front door the morning of your child's snack day.
Homemade Granola & Greek Yogurt
Apples, Cheese & Healthy Savory Whole Grain Crackers
Neufchatel & Celery w/ Strawberries Bananas and Homemade Oat Cakes
Pumpkin Muffins, Nut Butter and Sliced Pears
Homemade Carrot Bars w/almonds & Bananas
Nut & Fruit Mix with Greek Yogurt
Nut Mix & Fruit w/ Cheddar Cheese
Fresh Garden Veggies w/Dip and Crackers & Fruit Kabobs
Pot Stickers with Sauce and Plums Lettuce Wraps with Fruit
Mini Stuffed Cabbage Rolls with Sauce Crockpot Meat Dish with Fresh Veggies Meat Balls & French Bread
Dried Coconut & Granola with Fruit Cinnamon Scones
Berries, Cheese Sticks & Dried Mango
Plain Air Popcorn with Nutritional Yeast & Orange Slices
Cherry Tomatoes with Cheese Slices
Organic Almond Butter w/ Bananas
Nan & Chicken Pieces with Celery Sticks
Cheese Dip & Broccoli w/ Sliced Apples
Organic Wheat Waffles w/ Butter & Fruit/Dates
Cucumbers, Cheese & Crackers
Vegetable Plate with Lentil Spread
Grapes, Walnuts & Quinoa Crackers
Wheat Pretzels w/Chia Seed Spread & Apples
Peanut Butter Sandwiches w/Oranges
Rice balls and Edamame
Rice Crackers and Hummus
Cheese Tortellini and Bread Sticks
Berries w/Oats & Nuts
Grain crackers w/ Veggies & Nut Butter
Rice Crackers & Almond Butter w/Oranges
Homemade Chia, Flax & Berry Spread and Biscuits
Pineapple and Banana w/Flat Bread & Cream Cheese
Homemade Tortillas with Black Beans
Tzatziki with Carrots and Apples
Pulled Port, Hawaiian Rolls & Pineapple
Black Bean Dip with Chia Seed Tortilla Chips
Veggie Straws with Hummus and Cuties
Popcorn, Orange Slices and Cheese Sticks
Sausages and Mango Slices
Peanut Butter Pretzels & Celery
Your child's snack and sharing day are on the same day (this share is different from the Student of the Week sharing). The share item is a theme related book from home or the library. On the snack/sharing day, drop off snack at the front door when you drop off your child and send them in with their book to share. They will bring the book home that afternoon at pick-up.
The mini messenger is designed and created to help you stay in tune with special events, upcoming dates and snack days. It is delivered weekly to your email. Here is an example of the Mini Messenger.