Ideas for Shelf-Stable Healthy Snack Ideas for After-School Program ?
May 24, 2014 8:11 AM Subscribe
I need suggestions for shelf-stable, healthy snacks for a one day a week after-school tutoring program I help run at the school I work at.
posted by momochan to Food & Drink (14 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
My students are "high need" (meaning 90% qualify for free or reduced lunch, and they live in a low-income neighborhood). Up until now the tutors have provided the snack, but the tutors are high school students and their choices have not always been the greatest (lots of dollar store cookies). I am looking for ideas for healthy, shelf-stable snacks I can buy in bulk either from Costco, a local Co-op or (if no other option) Amazon. The kids get a snack from the formal food service program, so this is a bonus snack, but for many of my students all of their nutrition comes from the food they eat at school, so I would love for it to be healthy and also something they will actually eat. We have between 30-50 kids in the program on any given week and we have about $1 a kid each week to spend.