The Backpack Talks
Find a place at home where you will put your child’s papers and other items he or she brings home from school. At the end of each school day, sit down with your child in that special place to go through the papers, artwork, newsletters, and so on that he or she brings home in the backpack. Use the items in the backpack as a way to facilitate conversation with your child about his or her day at school.
Federal regulations now prohibits certain foods determined to be of
minimal nutritional value at school.
Suggestions for Nutritious Snacks
*Pita chips with hummus
*Flavored rice cakes
*Fruit or grain muffins
*Tortilla chips with salsa
*Vegetables (carrots, broccoli, cauliflower)
*Low fat dip or salad dressing
*Frozen low fat yogurt
*Low fat string cheese
*94% fat free popcorn
*Peanut butter and crackers