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Ways You Can Help

PARENT ENGAGEMENT
 
We need your support to implement changes in our school environment. Here are some things you can do to support us:
 
  • Support the "no cupcake, cakes, sugary drink" practice for birthdays and other celebrations at school.
  • Promote physical activity after school.
  • Provide only healthy snacks (e.g. fruits, vegetables, and nuts) for students during recess and lunch and avoid sending unhealthy, high calorie, high fat items (e.g. chips, candy, sugary drinks, etc...) to school with your child.
  • Provide 100% water and avoid sending high calorie beverage items (e.g. sport drinks, sodas, caffeinated beverages, etc...) to school with your child.
  • Ensure that your child is eating breakfast every day at school or home.
  • Talk to your children about the importance of eating healthy and being physically active.

To assist families with ideas on what to provide for their child's snack, please use the following chart and resources for your reference.
 
 
Unhealthy Snack Option
 
Healthy Snack Alternative
Sugary drinks 100% Water
Pre-packaged lunches that include candy, sugary drink Whole wheat crackers, string cheese,100% water
Pudding packs Yogurt
Cheese type crackers Vegetables
Fruit-flavored snacks Whole fruit
Candy String cheese
Any chips/Cheetos product Plain popcorn or pretzels
Soda/sports drinks 100% Water
Cookies/cupcakes Trail mix
Fast food lunch that includes sugary drink Home-made sandwiches, fruit & vegetable, 100% water
 
 
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