Nutrition & Snacks

 At A Child’s First Steps Preschool the children take turns in bringing snacks to share with the class.  At the end of each month a “Snack Calendar” will be sent home with your child indicating who will be providing snacks for the upcoming month.In addition to encouraging the spiritual, emotional, and mental growth of your child this year, we hope to promote the principles of good nutrition which will aid in good physical development for your child.

Children, not to mention adults, eat far too much sugar.  Snacks need not be sweet, expensive, or elaborate to be tasty and fun.  A child’s turn to bring in snack is very important to the child so suggest several ideas you think they might enjoy and then let them decide and help you with preparation.  Use the monthly themes of color and shape to help you with your ideas.  Enjoy being creative together!Additionally, Natural beverages are more economical and nutritionally superior to imitations.  Therefore we would really like to encourage their use, also.If we are aware your child is allergic to any foods we will try to provide an alternate food for him/her in place of the prohibited food.  Keep in mind we can only do this if we know about your child’s allergies.When it is your child’s turn for snack, please supply enough snack, juice, and napkins for their entire class.  Don’t forget the teachers! 

The following are just a few snack ideas:

  • Crackers                       
  • Cheese                         
  • Apple slices                   
  • Grapes
  • Olives                            
  • Dry cereals                    
  • Pretzels                         
  • Popcorn                        
  • Rice cakes                   
  • Peanut butter                
  • Cream cheese                
  • Nut breads
  • Muffins
  • Nuts
  • Pickles
  • Bananas
  • Banana Chips
  • Melon
  • Granola

  • Trail Mix
  • Dried Fruit
  • Fresh Pineapple
  • Cherries
  • Pizza
  • Rolls & Butter
  • Biscuits
  • Orange Sections
  • Finger Jell-O
  • Deviled Eggs
  • Finger Sandwiches
  • Oriental Noodles
  • Potato & Corn Chips
  • Strawberries
  • Plums