Parents are required to provide a nutritious snack for the classes on a rotating basis. Snack time is an opportunity for the children to learn about healthy eating and the food groups.
Providers of snack must follow Canada’s food guide to ensure the snacks are healthy and balanced by providing at least one selection from the vegetable and fruit group and one selection from any other food group (grain products, milk and alternatives or meat and alternatives). Parents are encouraged to bring a snack with at least three food groups.
Snacks are provided for both classes (20) plus the teachers (2). In addition, please include two separate one-litre containers of juice or milk. Be sure to include appropriate packaging for any leftovers!
Also important to keep in mind is that snack time provides more than just an opportunity to nourish the body. At RKNS, the child who brings snack is also the ‘Leader of the Day’. This position is very meaningful to the child. The Leader of the Day is given opportunities for leadership, self-confidence, and communication.
For children with food allergies we ask that the child bring his/her own snack each day. If you wish for your child to receive the snack made available to all children, you may review the snack items in the kitchen & sign the Safe Food form provided.