State nutrition guidelines have improved the nutrition of foods offered to students through lunch programs and classroom parties. Please help reinforce our health education efforts by sending healthy snacks from home as well. See the list of ideas below for some healthy snack options. The list below was developed by teachers to help students identify healthy snacks. State nutrition guidelines recommend selecting snacks in single serving sizes with less than 250 calories and fewer than 35% of calories from fat. Ideally, snacks should not contain sugar as the first ingredient and should contain less than 35% sugar by weight. Choose whole grains, water, milk, or 100% fruit juice, and limit foods of minimal nutritional value. We encourage you to support these “Best Practices” in nutrition since children are developing eating habits that will endure as they grow older.