School Snack: Your Questions Answered

School Council reps field questions on many topics, and we’ll try to find the answers and post them here on the blog. Today, the topic is school snack.

Who gets school snack?
The school snack is available to all children in the classroom, even those who do not pay money.

Why do we get a tax receipt for contributions?
Funding for the program comes from a charitable organization, parent contributions and school funds. Parent contributions are eligible for a charitable tax receipt.

Is it a morning snack or an afternoon snack?
Snack happens each day in the morning, right after morning announcements.

The form home had a sample menu, what is the actual menu at Essex?
(Note: This menu is subject to change without notice due to seasonal suppliers.)

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Week
1 & 3
1 whole apple
cheddar cheese
crackers
carrots
whole wheat bagel
mozzarella cheese
cucumbers
grape tomatoes
carrots
cheddar cheese
bread sticks
banana
pita bread
mozzarella cheese
orange slices
yogurt tube
graham crackers
Week
2 & 4
1 whole apple
cheddar cheese
crackers
carrots
whole wheat bagel
cheddar cheese
orange slices
cheddar cheese
bread sticks
cucumbers
grape tomatoes
carrots
pita bread
mozzarella cheese
banana
yogurt tube
graham crackers

How is the menu decided? What are the nutritional requirements?
The snack program at Essex is considered a morning meal, or breakfast, and so it includes 3 food groups. The TDSB’s Nutrition FAQ about school nutrition programs has lots of information you might find helpful, such as the Student Nutrition Standard, food handling procedures concerning allergy, contact information for the Nutrition Liaison Office and volunteer information.

Posted in Announcements, Intermediate (Grades 7-8), Junior (Grades 4-6), Kindergarten, Primary (Grades 1-3)

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