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    ants on a log
     
    Following the National School Lunch Program guidelines, Perry Elementary School has adopted a school wellness policy.  This policy became effective in 2006.  New government regulations were due to the increase in obesity among children along with other serious health issues.
     
    One specific area this policy affects is snacks and school parties.  Snacks should provide good nutrition along with healthy choices but can also still be fun.  Below is a list of snacks that can be served for your child's "snack day" or classroom party:
    • Fruit, fruit cups, applesauce cups, fruit salad or dried fruit
    • Ants on a log
    • Cut up veggies with low fat dip
    • Rice cakes
    • Pretzels
    • Baked tortilla chips with salsa
    • Low fat/fat free pudding cups
    • Low fat cheese/string cheese
    • Trail mix with items such as low fat granola, whole grain cereal, dried fruits, sunflower seeds, etc...
    • Nuts/seeds (be careful of children with nut allergies)
    • Fig cookies
    • Animal crackers, vanilla wafers or graham crackers
    • Low fat popcorn
    • Low fat granola bars/cereal bars
    • Bagels with low fat cream cheese
    • Frozen fruit bars
    • Fruit and cheese kabobs
    • Angel food cake with or without fruit topping
    • Nabisco 100 calorie snack packs
    • Water/flavored water
    • Low fat/fat free milk
    • 100% fruit juice
    • Fruit smoothies