Fruits and vegetables are always a great choice!

Fruits and vegetables are always a great choice!

"Always" Choices

Send Often - Top Picks


  • grapes

  • apples or pears

  • pineapple

  • melons: cantaloupe, honeydew, watermelon

  • berries or cherries

  • dried fruit: raisins

  • apricots, etc.

  • fruit salad

  • clementines or oranges

  • mangoes

  • bananas


  • baby carrots

  • snap peas

  • bell peppers

  • grape tomatoes

  • edamame

  • cucumbers

  • string beans

  • celery

Whole Grains

  • whole grain crackers

  • whole grain bread

  • whole wheat pita bread

  • whole grain dry cereal

    • ex. Cheerios

  • Cascadian Farm Multi Grain Squares

Other Foods

  • nuts or nut butters (*if appropriate for your classroom, please check with your teacher first)

  • hummus, salsa or guacamole as healthy dips for veggies or whole grain pita bread/crackers

Great Drinks

  • send your child to school with a reusable water bottle so he or she can have water to stay

    • your child will be hydrated all day long and reusable bottles reduce waste

  • milk is provided at school meals


"Sometimes" Choices

Send Occasionally

100% juice, applesauce-unsweetened, canned fruit or fruit cups (in fruit juice, not syrup), crackers, graham crackers, animal crackers, pretzels, plain baked chips, bagels or homemade bread or muffins (suggestions - add fruit or veggies like zucchini, carrots, blueberries, etc. to muffins), yogurt, cheese sticks, granola bars with less than 8 grams of sugar per 100 calories (Examples: Nature Valley Crunchy Granola Bars, Quaker 25% Less Sugar Chewy Granola Bars, Earth's Best Organic Fruit Bars)

"Rarely" Choices

Please Try Not to Send These

candy, donuts, fried chips, store bought/pre-packaged brownies/muffins/sweets