The children are served a snack each day they attend school. Per our DCFS licensing requirements, we must offer two of the following food groups:
• Fruit (no grapes please)
• Cheese (slices only, no sticks or cubes)
• Grains (SLC provides)
On a rotating basis, we ask each family to voluntarily bring a fruit, veggie OR cheese option for the whole class. If a family is unable to provide a supplemental snack, the school has applesauce or raisins as an alternative. SLC provides the grain (like pretzels or graham crackers) and water to drink. The fruit/veggies must be washed and prepared at school. A few safe and preferable fruit/veggie options are listed below:
Bananas ♦ Apples ♦ Clementines ♦ Berries ♦ Cucumbers ♦ Sweet Peppers ♦ Snap Peas
The snack list may be modified depending on the allergies in your child’s classroom.