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Sojourner Elementary Snack Guidelines

Sojourner Snack Guidelines

 Snack is optional and is left to each individual student to obtain a fresh fruit/vegetable from home to eat during school work time. This allows teachers to maximize student contact and learning time.

To protect our children with nut allergies we ask that products containing nuts be consumed during lunchtime only. Tables are washed before and after lunch each day.

If your child needs protein to sustain them between breakfast and lunch, please read the excerpt below for some ideas:            

Protein-Rich Fruits   

Fruit is often not thought of as a source of protein, but some varieties are surprisingly good sources. For example, one cup of cherries contain 3 g, a banana has 2.5 g, a papaya, 2.3 g and a kiwi has 2.1 g. Avocado is often misclassified as a vegetable, but it is a very protein-rich fruit containing about 4.5 g of protein per cup. Coconut is also a fruit and the average sized fruit contains about 2 g. Other fruits considered decent sources of protein include watermelon, peaches and tomatoes.

Protein-Rich Vegetables  

Many vegetables contain some protein and a few are considered very good sources. For example, a cup of packed spinach contains 5 g of protein, whereas the same size serving of asparagus contains 4.2 g, broccoli has 4 g, cauliflower has 3.8 g, and a cup of celery has 1.5 g. Other decent sources of vegetable protein include kale and carrots.

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