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Healthy Snack Program

A hard copy of this notification was also sent home with students on February 10, 2012

We’re excited to announce the return of our school’s Healthy Snack Program. We were pleased with last year’s results and are grateful to the team of staff members and community members who have helped planned this year’s program. This is a free, universal program open to any student who chooses to participate. All items provided align to the Healthy Food Guidelines developed by the Ministry of Education, with some of the items in fact exceeding the recommended fiber content (which is a good thing!). We are aiming to launch the program next Wednesday February 15, 2012.

When: Wednesday mornings at 10:25 a.m. (morning snack recess).

What: The foods will be ordered based on the Ministry Healthy Food guidelines. The program provides healthy snacks to students from two of the four food groups.

We hope the following will be our schedule:

Week 1   Apples or Gluten free apple/cranberry bar

Week 2   Apples or tangerines or Blueberry Krisp

Week3   Apples or tangerines or apple/cranberry

Week 4 Apples or tangerines or Blueberry Krisp

Week 5 Apples or tangerines or apple cranberry bar

Week 6 Apples or tangerines or Blueberry Krisp

Week 7 Apples or tangerines or apple cranberry bar

The products are nut-free and we have attached the full ingredient list below. Please let us know if you have any questions or if you would prefer your child not partake in the program.

Why: This is part of York Region’s Food for Learning Program which promotes healthy eating in schools. The funding for this program has been provided to our school to support this initiative.

How: Snacks will be delivered to our school each week and a parent volunteer will help sort the bins for each classroom. We thank our community classes who will help deliver the snacks to all the classrooms. All students will have the opportunity to take a snack and enjoy it before going outside for morning recess.

We recommend all families examine the new guidelines as they will not only inform our work moving forward as a school but are good for all of us to consider when planning family meals. Finally, our families may find the York Region Healthy Schools’ Newsletter informative. Here’s to healthy living in 2012!

Snacks will consist of a fruit and one of the healthy bars listed below

All Natural Apple Cinnamon bar

Ingredient list / Liste d’ingrédient :
Whole grain rice cereal (brown rice, evaporated cane juice, sea), inulin, organic agave syrup, tapioca syrup, sunflower oil, dried apple, water, cinnamon, agar, xanthane gum, natural flavour.

Allergy and intolerance warning :
May contain: soy, sulphites, milk and egg.

Dates and Apricot Bar

Rolled oats, whole grain rice and wheat cereal (brown rice, whole wheat, evaporated cane juice, sea salt, barley malt extract) seeds (sunflower seeds, sesame seeds), inulin, agave nectar, natural fruits sugar, dates, dried apricots sunflower oil, xanthane gum, natural flavour.
Allergy and intolerance warning :
May contain: soy, sulphites, milk and egg.

Cranberry Apple Bar

Rolled oats, whole grain rice and wheat cereal (brown rice, whole wheat, evaporated cane juice, sea salt, barley malt extract) seeds (sunflower seeds, sesame seeds), inulin, agave nectar, natural fruits sugar, cranberries (cranberries, pineapple juice), dried apples, sunflower oil, xanthane gum, natural flavour.
Allergy and intolerance warning :
May contain: soy, sulphites, milk and egg.

Blueberry Crisp

INGREDIENTS :
Rolled oats, whole grain rice and wheat cereal (brown rice, whole wheat, evaporated cane juice, sea salt, barley malt extract) seeds (sunflower seeds, sesame seeds), inulin, agave nectar, natural fruits sugar, blueberries (blueberries, pear juice), dried current raisins, sunflower oil, xanthane gum, natural flavour.
Allergy and intolerance warning :
May contain: soy, sulphites, milk and egg.

Multigrain Cheerios

INGREDIENTS:  Whole grain corn, whole grain oat, sugar and/or golden sugar, hulled barley, whole grain wheat, whole grain brown rice, corn starch, golden syrup, corn bran, salt, calcium carbonate, high monounsaturated canola oil and/or rice bran oil, annatto and caramel colour,trisodium phosphate, monoglycerides, tocoperhols, wheat starch.  Vitamins & minerals: naicinamide, calcium pantothenate, pyridoxine hydrochloride (vitamin B6), folate, iron. Contains wheat ingredients.

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