Healthy daycare snacks?
January 9, 2011 6:44 PM Subscribe
Suggestions for healthy snacks and meals for daycare?
posted by leahwrenn to food & drink (19 answers total) 19 users marked this as a favorite
I mentioned to the woman that runs the daycare center my kids go to that I was concerned because it seemed like the kids were getting a lot more sugary snacks than I was comfortable with. The daycare director said "great, why don't you come up with a list of good meals and snacks".
So, any suggestions, other than carrots, applesauce and goldfish crackers? Snacks would be especially helpful, but breakfast/lunch suggestions would be good, too. It's a mixed-age daycare (babies up to pre-K) but I'm more concerned about the 2 - 5 agers. There's probably...30 kids? They do have a kitchen where lunch is prepared. I'm not happy about chocolate pudding more than once a month, or pop-tarts...really ever.
There's a morning snack and an afternoon snack, lunch, and breakfast for kids who get there early enough. (It's probably not relelvant, but the daycare has a number of kids whose daycare is subsidised by the state.)
Ideally, the snacks would be inexpensive and easy to obtain/prepare.
(It's a non-profit daycare and I'm on the board, so it's not unreasonable that I would be asked to think about this.)