All snacks must strictly adhere to the Nut sensitive policy and Kosher-style policy.  Please be aware of any allergies within the group of children you are providing for.  This is imperative for the safety and well-being of the children in our Early Childhood Education Center. 

Any anaphylactic allergies in the classroom will be communicated to all parents via weekly emails and/or Shutterfly messages.  This communication will detail specific items/ingredients that must be excluded from the snacks brought for the class.  

  • We encourage fruits and vegetables as options for snack. 
  • All items must be delivered to the classroom in whole, uncut form to avoid cross contamination.  Teachers will cut snack according to licensing and NAEYC standards OR parents may prepare the snack in the Pollman or Levy kitchens using ECEC knives and cutting boards.
  • Any prepackaged food items should include 5 or less ingredients and must not include nuts or be processed in a facility that processes nuts.
  • On Fridays, the family will provide only 100% juice for the class. Early Childhood Education Center provides a challah, which is delivered to your classroom. 


Fresh fruits:
  • Raspberries, strawberries, bananas, oranges, apples, watermelon, kiwi, grapes (cut length-wise), mango, pineapple, fresh fruit name a few
  • Broccoli, snap peas, cucumbers, celery, bell pepper strips (all colors), cauliflower, avocado, get you started
Packaged snacks and crackers:
  • Snap pea Crisps (brand Calbee), Multigrain Tortilla Chips (all natural chips), whole grain cereals
  • Oatmeal
  • Cheeses (not Kraft singles)
  • Whole wheat bagels and cream cheese
  • Applesauce
  • Organic yogurt – watch for sugar content in yogurt.  For example Trix yogurt is very high in sugar.
  • Eggs (unless there is an egg allergy in the class)
  • Hummus with vegetables or whole grain crackers (unless there is a sesame allergy in the class)
    • If you have been notified of an anaphylactic sesame allergy in your classroom, please check ingredients carefully.  Common foods that contain sesame include hummus, bagels, cereals, crackers, pretzels and snack mixes.  For a more complete list, please visit this page.


In summary, stay away from processed foods high in sugar, white flour, preservatives, and additives.

Thanks in advance for supporting us with healthy nutrition!

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