The New Hampton Elementary policy for bringing treats for birthdays or scheduled parties has changed as of the 2011-12 school year. We are asking that all treats be pre-packaged so that we may see the ingredients listed. This is to ensure that if we have a student with food allegies, we are being diligent about their nutritional needs. The policy in the student handbook is as follows: If students wish to bring treats for birthdays or sceduled parties, you are asked to choose healthy snacks with the ingredient list on it so that staff may review it due to allergy concerns.
Here are some suggested snacks that you could purchase pre-packaged that would have the ingredients listed:
Raw vegetables with low-fat dressing or yogurt dip
100% fruit juices
Tray of cheese
Dried fruit, such as raisens, banana chips, etc.
Jello cups or squares
Low-fat pudding cups
Yogurt cups and Yoplait Go-Gurt
Low-fat muffins, mini muffins
Angel food cake
Low-fat crackers, such as animal crackers, graham crackers, goldfish, Cheezits, etc.
Low-fat string cheese
Fruit Roll-ups and fruit snacks
Pepperidge Farms 100% whole wheat mini bagels
100 calorie packs
Flavored applesauce cups
Graham cracker sticks to dip in yogurt cups
Cubed cheese in individual packs
Snacks can be individually packagedfrom the store or they can send an unopened box or bag of crackers, cereal, etc. and it can be divided out at school into individual servings.
Other treats and prizes that could be brough instead of food:
Snacks at School
Snacks served during the school day will make a positive contribution to children's diets and health, with an emphasis on serving fruits and vegetables as the primary snacks and health, with an emphasis on servingfruits and vegetables as the primary snacks and healthy beverages conforming to this policy. The staff of New Hampton Elementary will assess if and when to offer snacks based on timing of meals, children's nutritional needs, children's ages and other considerations.