In keeping with the Federal Child Nutrition Act and California recommendations for healthy habits, we encourage you to consider the nutritional value of snacks sent to school for our students. The growing problem of overweight and obese children directly attributable to poor diets and the lack of physical inactivity are of great concern in the United States. We want to encourage students to make wise choices for snacks (fruit, vegetables, water, and healthy crackers) so that they develop good habits early in life. Please send ONLY healthy snacks to school. Also, we want to begin to acknowledge and celebrate student birthdays with healthy snacks OR non-edible ones! i.e. pencils, artifacts, erasers, etc. There are also many students with a variety of allergies and it is most helpful to reward students with non-edible items.
We work with the County Office of Education and we have a Teacher Leader, Mrs. Susie Smith, who attends workshops and brings pertinent information back to the staff which we then share with parents and students. This is an excellent program and one that has benefited our students very well.