Lake Harriet United Methodist Preschool

4901 Chowen Avenue South   Minneapolis, Minnesota 55410  (612) 926-8043

Snacks

ALL SNACKS NEED TO BE COMMERCIALLY PREPARED AND IN THE UNOPENED, ORIGINAL PACKAGE THAT INCLUDES THE INGREDIENT LIST.

Snack time at Preschool provides the opportunity for not only an energy boost but also learning in several areas. Socialization, manners, sharing, math skills, and patience are among the skills developed at snack time.

Children provide snacks for their classmates on a rotating basis. Each teacher will post a Snack Schedule in their classroom and on our website. Please supply the same snack for 12 children.

A healthy snack contains at least two of the following four components: a serving of fluid milk, a protein, a vegetable or fruit, and/or a whole grain or enriched bread. Examples of nutritious choices include: yogurt, cheese, fruits, vegetables, crackers, and bagels. We will serve water with every snack and ask that if you choose to send a beverage that it be milk, not juice.

Please alert your child's teacher to any food allergies or special dietary needs. With permission, the teacher will share this information with other families in the class to assist everyone in making their snack choices. If you are looking for peanut/nut free snack ideas, you may download a list here.

Please check with your child's teacher as to how birthdays are celebrated in your child's classroom.