• Wellness Policy Update for Birthday Treats

  • The School Board approved some new guidelines designed to help students develop healthy eating habits and reduce the amount of sugar and fats they eat.
     
    Parents who send food to school for birthday treats, parties or other occasions should look for healthy snack options.  All food brought to school for students must be prepackaged.  Parents should check with teachers to find out if students have allergies to certain foods.  Healthy snack ideas include:
     
    100% juice or flavored water (no sugar added) 
    Dried fruit and 100% fruit snacks
    Vegetable trays
    Whole rain crackers
    Pretzels, low-fat popcorn, rice cakes, bread sticks, graham crackers and animal crackers
    Low-fat breakfast or granola bars
    Trail mix or cereal mix 
     
    Last thing, parents are welcome to hand out pencils, erasers or fun trinkets rather than a food item.  It is at your discretion. We have 20 students in our class!   :)
  • The Very Hungry Caterpillar
  • The Anoka-Hennepin School District continues to strive to provide healthy options and experiences for all students.  Regular exposure to low-nutrient foods makes it harder for children to learn how to make healthy choices.  We don't want to teach that the only "fun" foods are sugary, fat-filled ones.