Park City School District

Child Nutrition

We know how hectic heading back to school can be, but with the new 15 TO CLEAN initiative at Park City School District, your kids will be able to get healthy lunches at school (and you can feel guilt-free about it)! However, there's still the matter of after-school snacks to figure out. With that in mind, we'll use this page to post ways to create healthy, easy, stress-free snacking, courtesy of Kate Geagan, America's Green Nutritionist. (Kate is a member of the EATS Park City team's advisory panel.) 

4 Must-Haves For Meals & Snacks With Staying Power

  1. A Fruit
  2. A Vegetable
  3. A Whole Grain
  4. A Protein
  5. BONUS - a water bottle!

Build A To-Go Fridge Box & Let Kids DIY

This option gives kids a way to create quick, customizable and proportioned snacks. It's also great for eaters who "like to keep things separate." So, clear a shelf in your fridge, grab an empty tupperware bin -- and stock it up with some (or all!) of the ideas here.

IDEAS

  • Single-serve Greek yogurt 
  • Cottage Cheese
  • Fresh Fruit
  • Veggies
  • Dried Fruit
  • Hard-Boiled Eggs
  • Hummus
  • Nut Butters
  • Edamame
  • Nuts
  • Seeds
  • Trail Mix
  • Turkey Jerky

 

Mason Jar Snack Set  

Thanks to Instagram and Pinterest for driving this crave -- aren't they gorgeous to look at? Why it works: kids love to dunk & dip! Plus, keeping things separate keeps the meal appeal high: no one likes a wilted mess for lunch, and with this trick -- crisp foods stay crisp! You can find tons of inspiration photos and snack ideas on Pinterest, but here are a few ideas to start with.

IDEAS: 

  • Veggies With Hummus
  • Oatmeal With Yogurt
  • Granola With Yogurt
  • Celery With Nut Butter 
  • Basic Chopped Salad With Dressing 

 

 

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