Healthy School Snacks As I stated before keeping our children healthy, having a healthier school environment and raising healthier children are goals shared by parents, teachers and school administrators. Another way we can achieve this goal is by bringing in delicious healthy snacks into the classrooms. Fruits and vegetables are probably the easiest way to accomplish this. Here’s a short list to give you some ideas: Fruit Serve whole, sliced, cut in half, cubed, or in wedges, also consider dried fruits. Apples Apricots Bananas Blackberries Blueberries Cantaloupe Cherries Grapefruit Grapes (red, green, or purple) Honeydew Melon Kiwis Mandarin Oranges Mangoes Nectarines Oranges Peaches Pears Pineapple Plums Raspberries Strawberries Tangerines Watermelon Dried Fruit – Try raisins, apricots, apples, cranberries, pineapple, papaya, and others with little or no added sugars. Vegetables Can be served raw with dip or salad dressing. Broccoli Carrot sticks or Baby Carrots Cauliflower Celery Sticks Cucumber Peppers (green, red, or yellow) Snap Peas Snow Peas String Beans Tomato slices or grape or cherry tomatoes Yellow Summer Squash slices Zucchini slices Dips – Try low-fat salad dressings, like fat-free Ranch or Thousand Island, store-bought light dips, bean dips, guacamole, hummas (which comes in dozens of flavors), or salsa.