Healthy Snacks in the Classroom
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Research shows that healthy behaviors lead to better learning at school. Parents are encouraged to:
- Honor your child’s birthday by sending non-food treats such as stickers or pencils
- Ask your child’s teacher what non-food or healthy rewards/incentives they are using in the classroom
- Become involved in planning seasonal parties that include games, crafts and healthy foods and beverages
- Participate in brainstorming ideas for healthy, non-food focused school fundraisers
Kids consume up to 50 percent of their daily calories and nutrients at school. The meals they eat can either provide them with the energy they need to be fully attentive at their desk or interfere with the lessons they are learning in the classroom.
To help teachers, parents and students, we’ve developed a list of what’s in and what’s out with Missoula County Public School’s Snack Guidelines. You can also check out a snack on the Product Calculator.