Healthy SnacksThe following Healthy Snack list was sent to schools to go home with elementary and middle school students to suggest good healthy snacks for school and home.
 
APPENDIX C The following is a list of healthier options for classroom snacks. Parents should read labels and be aware of the amount of calories per portion, portion size, and servings per package. Some of the items on this list may not be suitable for the classroom, so check with your childs teacher. __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
Fruit, Vegetable and Nut snack items 100% Frozen Juice bars 100% Fruit Juice - 6-8 ounce size Dried fruit - not sweetened Fresh fruit Fruit cups in water, juice, or light syrup Nuts* Raisins Unsweetened applesauce Vegetables (may serve with fat-free dip/dressing) Dairy snack items **Cheese 2% or low-fat slices or cubes Milk all flavors of 1% or skim Soymilk - Light or fat-free **String cheese low-fat Yogurt 4 or 6 ounce size of low-fat or fat-free Snack items 100 Calorie Snack Packs all varieties < 3 grams fat per pack Animal Crackers Baked Chips Cascadian Farms Organic Granola Bars Chex Mix Bars (Turtle only) Dry cereal (examples: Cheerios, Crispex, Quaker Oat Squares, Frosted Mini Wheats) Fiber One Toaster Pastries General Mills Cheerios Snack Mix General Mills Fiber One Bars (all varieties) General Mills Honey Nut Cheerios Milk and Cereal Bars Gingersnaps Goldfish Graham crackers * Nuts may cause severe allergic reactions in some people ** Some low-fat cheeses exceed criteria for sodium and/or fat but are good snacks for occasional use * *** Does not meet calcium criteria to be called a dairy snack

Kashi TLC Crackers and Granola Bars Kelloggs Pop Tarts with 20% Fiber Kelloggs Special K Crackers Kelloggs Special K Snack Bites and Fruit Crisps Kelloggs Rice Krispie Treats Mini bagels Nabisco Triscuits all varieties but Thin Crisps Nabisco Wheat Thins Flatbread, Reduced Fat, Stix, and Toasted Chips Nature Valley Crunchy Granola Bars and Granola Thins (including bite size bars) Nutrigrain Cereal Bars Pita chips Popcorn: Pop Secret 100 Calorie Pop, Jolly Time Healthy Pop, Orville Redenbachers Smart Pop, Smart Balance Smart n Healthy or Smart Balance Light Butter mini-bags Popcorn cakes ***Pudding cups low-fat or fat-free Quaker Breakfast Cookies Quaker Chewy Granola Bars Rice or popcorn cakes Rold Gold Braided Twists Saltines (whole grain preferred) Town House Flatbread Crisps UTZ Braided Twists UTZ Select (Sesame, Pumpernickel) UTZ baked chips Rice cakes Snyders Multigrain Pretzels, Nibblers, Pretzel Twists and Sticks Soy Crisps Teddy Grahams (cinnamon, honey, oatmeal) Wasa Crisp Bread
Snack items meet the following criteria per serving: Dairy snacks must contain:
Maximum 200 calories At least 120 mg calcium per 4 oz serving Maximum 300 mg. sodium At least 150 mg. calcium per 6 oz serving Maximum 30% of calories from fat At least 245 mg calcium for > 8 oz servings
Zero trans fat
Snacks of 100% seeds/nuts are allowed, regardless of fat content, if they meet the above requirements. Snacks that are 100% sugar without nutritients are not allowed (Jello, popsicles, gummi bears, etc.). Sugar content varies by brand we strived to include products that are < 35% sugar by weight. Store brands often have similar nutritional values as name brand products. Compiled by Registered and Licensed Dietitians at the Forsyth County Department of Public Health August 2010