HILLCREST HEALTHIER SNACK AND BIRTHDAY POLICY
Welcome to the 2017 -2018 school year at Hillcrest Elementary School!
We are very excited to help our students grow and learn this year. One important part of learning is making sure our bodies and minds are prepared and ready to learn. We know it is important to get lots of fresh air, exercise, sleep, and healthy foods. One healthy food choice that we can help our students make here at school is to eat a healthy fruit or vegetable at snack time in the classroom. Snacks this year MUST BE a fruit or vegetable. Below is a list of acceptable snacks.
Here are some examples:
Apples, Apricots, Bananas, Blackberries, Blueberries, Cherries,
Cranberries, Dates, Dried Fruit, Figs, Grapefruit, Grapes, Kiwi,
Mango, Melon, Nectarines, Oranges, Papaya, Peaches, Pears,
Pineapple, Plums, Raisins, Raspberries, Strawberries, Tangerines,
Watermelon, Fruit cups drained of juice and placed in a sealed
Peppers (Green, Red, Yellow), Broccoli, Carrots, Cauliflower, Celery,
Cucumber, Cherry Tomatoes
***Dipping sauces, fruit snacks/rollups or fruit juices will not be
Birthdays at Hillcrest!!!!!!!!!
Your child’s birthday is an exciting event for you and for them. School can help
promote a positive learning environment by providing healthy celebrations that
shift the focus from the food to the child. In order to continue our approach to healthy eating
we are adopting a non-edible approach to celebrating birthdays.
***This means food will no longer be accepted in the classrooms to celebrate birthdays.
Listed below are several ways to celebrate your child’s birthday here at school:
***No edible items can be distributed either individually or in the bags.