Due to the weather conditions, our Family Literacy Night scheduled for tonight, will be rescheduled to Friday morning at 10:30am. Parents and families are invited to attend Friday morning as there will be games and prizes with light refreshments. We hope to see you there!
Tips for Keeping Snacks Safe: Always wash hands before preparing or eating a snack. This is the one of best ways to prevent food spoilage and contamination. Wash all fruits and veggies under cold running water. Clean all lunch boxes, thermal bags, plastic utensils and containers in hot soapy water. DO NOT re-use plastic wrapping and bags. Keep foods cold
-Yogurt, deli meats and cheese should be kept cold.
-Be sure to keep lunches in the fridge until the morning and include an ice pack or frozen juice pack when sending lunches to school.
-Left-overs that are to be re-heated in the microwave should also be kept cold until ready to eat. Keep hot foods hot
-Use a thermos or insulated bottle to keep foods hot.
Did you know that fruit drinks, pop, and sports drinks usually contain lots of added sugar, very few vitamins and may contain caffeine? For example, one 700ml bottle of sports drink has 10 teaspoons of sugar – the same amount in one can of pop. These are not considered healthy beverage choices. The Dietitians of Canada recommend: -Children 1 to 8 years old get 6 cups of fluid (liquid) per day (1 cup = 250 ml) -9 to 13 years old girls should get between 8-9 cups per day -9 to 13 years old boys should get between 10-13 cups per day Water -The human body is about 60% water. -That goes for children too! -So encourage them to choose water first as a drink. Try filling a thermos with cold ice water (saves money as well). Milk -This is also a great drink for snacks! -Children should have at least 2 cups (500 ml) of milk per day. -New Brunswick schools offer milk at a reduced price. 100% Fruit Juice -Can be a good source of vitamins. -Canada’s Food Guide recommends eating whole fruits more often than juice. -When choosing juice look for 100% fruit juice. -1 serving of fruits & vegetables = 1/2 cup of juice. -You should limit juice to no more than 1 cup per day.
Eel Ground First Nation School invites you to Family Literacy Night on Monday,January 27, 2014 from 6:00 to 7:30pm. Come join u for a great evening of learning through Literacy. There will be prizes to be won and light refreshments will be served. Bring your family and take part in some fun family literacy activities.
Making Healthy Snacks Fun!
Snacks are important and children should enjoy eating them too. If we enjoy something we are more likely to do it. This document attached below, provide you with tips on how to get your children interested in the snacks that they are eating beginning from helping to select them at the grocery store to opening up their lunch box to see what will make their recess time more exciting. Read on for some exciting ideas and recipes.