If you choose to send snacks to school for your child's birthday or another special event, please consult our list of approved healthy snack items below. Items not on the list (such as sugary foods/drinks or foods containing nuts) are not allowed in school. Thanks for understanding as we work to keep your children healthy and safe!
APPROVED HEALTHY SNACK ITEMS
In compliance with the New Jersey State Code, the Edgewater Board of Education has a Health and Wellness Policy that encourages students to select foods low in fats and sugars. Additionally, we are a nut-free school. Therefore, when bringing in food for celebrations, we ask that you adhere to the approved healthy snack list, with the exception of the four designated celebrations: Halloween, Winter Holiday, Valentine’s Day, and End of Year. If in doubt about an item, please call our school nurse (201.886.3480).
Approved Healthy Snack Items
- Low fat yogurt
- Fruit (fresh, canned in its own juice, or dried)
- Vegetable Sticks (alone or with low fat dip)
- Granola or Whole Grain Cereal Bars (without nuts)
- Whole grain cereal
- Whole grain crackers (with cheese)
- Popcorn (air popped or light butter)
- Rice cakes
- Graham crackers, gingersnaps, animal crackers, fig cookies, oatmeal raisin cookies
** Make sure the item IS NOT manufactured by a facility that produces items with nuts.**
- Low fat or skim milk
- Soy milk
- 100% fruit juice
Candy, donuts, and cupcakes are not allowed, nor any food with sugar as the first ingredient. Goodie bags with food are not permitted; if goodie bags are distributed, please fill them with a pencil, a bookmark, a highlighter, or other literacy tools.