Smart Snacks

Thank you for helping Paxson students be healthy!

Thank you for helping Paxson students be healthy during snack time and celebrations!

Paxson is looking out for our students by asking that snack time, class holiday parties and birthdays are healthy celebrations that include Smart Snacks guidelines.

This list below keeps in mind convenience as well as assumes children are bringing the snack in their back pack. Please contact the teacher to determine any foods that should be avoided due to allergies.

  • fresh fruit (apple, banana, orange, grapes, etc.)
  • fresh veggies (carrots, cucumber, snap peas, etc.)
  • individual fruit cups
  • 100% fruit sticks/bars or raisin
  • dried fruits
  • pretzels or baked chips
  • graham crackers, plain animal crackers
  • baked crackers or goldfish crackers
  • granola bars (less than 4 grams of fat/bar) no peanut/nuts
  • trail mix (no nuts)
  • fig bars
  • popcorn (light or low-fat)
  • 100% juice
  • yogurt or string cheese if kept cold

Party Time!

School Parties are fun and can provide a chance to reinforce the message that nutritious food choices lead to healthier bodies and sharper minds. Here are some fun and healthy ideas for celebrations!

  • fruit kabobs
  • apples & caramel dip
  • fruit smoothies
  • yogurt parfaits
  • veggies & ranch
  • cheese cubes & baked crackers
  • turkey rolls with cream cheese
  • chex mix (homemade with no nuts)
  • popcorn
  • finger sandwiches (no peanut butter)
  • Veggie Pizza