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In support of Michele Obama's Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act to prevent childhood obesity and diabetes, we encourage healthy nutrition and physical activity at Lincoln Hubbard. Please make sure that your child comes to school each day with a nutritious snack. We discourage sending snacks with no nutritional value (cookies, chips, etc.) and encourage "brain food"...fruit, cheese, vegetables, and complex grains to help sustain concentration during the school day. It is important that you and your child communicate about snacks so that your child does not waste food and is able to maintain good nutrition.  If your child is throwing food away or not eating what you are sending in, perhaps you should consider changing the foods you send.

Here are some snacks ideas for your child to munch on and keep their bodies and brains active:
 Fresh veggies like carrots and celery sticks
 Snack-sized boxes of raisins
 Hummus and pita bread
 Hard boiled egg
 Whole wheat pretzels

 Fruit juice boxes (make sure you choose 100% pure fruit juice, or for an added boost, try orange juice with added calcium)
 Fresh fruits such as bananas, oranges, grapes, and berries
 A smoothy made by combining fruit, milk, yogurt, and/or juice.
 Low-fat yogurt or a string cheese
 Whole grain crackers 
 Fig bars
 A granola bar (nut free)

Save the cookies and chips for special occasions.

Don’t forget water. Dehydration can lead to fatigue, dizziness, poor concentration and reduced cognitive abilities. According to experts, the internal environment of the brain is an integral part of learning, just as important as the classroom environment. By nourishing the brain with healthy food and water, you will optimize the internal environment, enabling students to truly engage in the classroom environment and achieve their potential. (Taken from “Feeding the Brain for Academic Success: How Nutrition and Hydration Boost Learning”,written by Philippa Norman, M.D.).