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Encouraging Healthy Snacks


When we arrive at school our team focuses our first unit on nutrition. We encourage healthy snacks and provide incentives for those who participate in the monthly program (an extra two-hour recess, volley ball game, movie if weather is inclement, etc.). Students generate a healthy snack list which is sent home to parents. Students chart their snacks daily and tally their progress toward the end of the month. We also purchase apples for the month of September for those students who are unable to bring in a snack - or those who want to save the 'junk food' for lunch. We have generous, local farmers who donate to our endeavor (at our annual welcome back barbecue, fresh corn is always available thanks to Mr. Paquet!), so the lesson is not only hands-on but healthy! Our success has been GREAT the past seven years.

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