When kids help prepare snacks, they are more likely to try them. Show kids how to:
❁ wash fruits or vegetables.
❁ prepare snack bags/cups.
❁ measure and mix ingredients.
❁ pour water to serve with the snacks.
Every bite counts! Help kids eat more fruits and vegetables by bringing them into the classroom as a snack. Here’s how:
❁ Wash hands before handling and eating snacks.
❁ Rinse all fresh fruits and vegetables before eating.
❁ Cold items should not sit at room temperature for more than 2 hours.
❁ When sharing snacks with others, check for any allergies.
❁ Choose vegetables and fruit often.
❁ If possible, include more than one food group.
❁ Serve fruit ready-to-eat.
❁ Let kids decide when they are full.