Nutritious snacks and lunches can be a challenge in a world full of fast and convenience foods. Having a policy in place at your Montessori school is often helpful to assist parents in determining what are appropriate foods to send with their child.
It is helpful to have these guidelines published in the parent handbook and posted in each Montessori classroom as a reminder to parents. It is also important to talk to the children about which foods are acceptable to bring to school.
Some Ideas on Policies and Healthy Snack Foods for Your Montessori Classroom
- Vegetables (with or without dip)
- Cheese and crackers
- Graham crackers
- Low or no salt pretzels
- Goldfish or other cheese crackers (low salt/reduced fat)
- Mini bagels with cream cheese
- Pita bread and humus
- Popcorn, air popped - no butter (not for infants or toddlers)
- Hard boiled eggs
- Cottage cheese
For previous blog topics related health and nutrition, please see the following post:
For more information on Health and Nutrition, consider purchasing NAMC’s Health Sciences, Art and Music curriculum manual. View a sample lesson today!
© North American Montessori Center - originally posted in its entirety at Montessori Teacher Training on Tuesday, June 19, 2007.