Last year when we toured the preschool that we eventually chose for Nick, the only thing that I didn’t care for was their snacks. The school provided a snack each day, but it rotated between animal crackers, fish crackers, vanilla wafers, etc.
Nick gets his share of junk food, but I really didn’t want him to be excited for school because he was getting a processed snack every day.
Over the summer, a new director was hired and the next thing we knew, parents were asked to help by providing healthy snacks for the class.
Of course, I am in love with this idea. Today was our first turn. We brought in sliced cherry type tomatoes from our garden. It’s cool that Nick got to pick them and then take them to share with his class.
He reported back that some kids liked them and others didn’t. But that’s ok, at least kids are going to get exposed to many different snacks this year.
I’ll have to think of some other good ideas moving forward. There’s 14 kids in the class, so we’ll have to bring snack in a little more than once a month.