Healthy snack choices encouraged
In alignment with national recommendations to introduce
nutritious foods to children at a young age and educate them
about eating healthy, school staff have adopted the following
guidelines regarding snacks and special occcasion treats:
- For birthdays, children celebrating their special
day will have the choice of bringing in a treat for their
classmates. (It is advised that parents of students with
special dietary needs work together with the classroom
teacher on providing an alternative to the birthday treat.)
- Teachers can have the option of using candy or other
items for classroom related activities, on a limited basis,
such as M&M math, graphing, and sorting.
- For classroom rewards, teachers are encouraged to use
alternatives including stickers, small toys or other items
instead of candy.
- Staff members will make every effort to be positive role
models for the health and wellness standards.
- Classroom teachers will educate the children about
healthy snack choices as part of the BH-BL health
curriculum. Information will also be shared at Back-to-School nights to encourage parents to make healthy choices
for their children. However, final snack choices are at each
- Students will be encouraged to buy only one snack during
lunch from the snack cart.