Nutrition

Nutrition is an important part of our curriculum. Your child will learn that protein, grains (breads and cereals), fruits, and vegetables are all important for good health. Please avoid foods high in sugar, artificial sweetener, and trans fats.

Help your child become as responsible as possible for preparing snacks and food. Try preparing muffins or pancakes on weekends when you have more time, and freeze them in individual packages for a quick, nutritious breakfast during the week. Even young children can learn to peel carrots, storing them in water during the week will keep them fresh.

The following foods are good examples of foods you and your child can prepare for snacks or lunch:

Protein:
cheese, nuts, yogurt, lean meats, boiled eggs, beans, cottage cheese, peanut butter. Grains and cereals: low sugar muffins, pasta, rice, whole grain crackers, rice cakes, whole grain cereal, bagels, pancakes, tortillas.

Fruits & Vegetables (fresh are preferable over frozen or canned):
apple slices, orange segments, pears, peaches, grapes, strawberries, pineapple chunks, banana, dried fruits, carrot sticks, stuffed celery, sliced bell peppers, cucumbers, cherry tomatoes, broccoli.

Vegetables can always be served with dip or salad dressing.