Good Shepherd Day School is committed to quality childhood nutrition! Research indicates that approximately 30% of children in the US are overweight or obese. For the 2015-2016 school year, the Day School is partnering with the University of Kentucky and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to encourage young children to eat healthy foods. It is our goal that all enrolled children will consume nutritious snacks and lunches while at school.
Once or twice during the school year your child will be given the snack box. Parents will provide snacks for the class for 1 week. Your child's teacher will be happy to provide a list of snack suggestions. Daily snack should include 2 choices (vegetable, fruit, dairy or grain). The Day School will provide an afternoon snack for children staying after 1:00 p.m.
Children staying after 11:30 will have lunch in their classrooms each day. Please send your child's lunch in a lunchbox marked with their name. All lunch boxes should contain a cold pack and the following items everyday:
The Day School will provide 1% milk or water for children to drink. If your child requires a milk alternative, please inform his or her teacher. Please DO NOT send any other beverage in the lunchbox.
You will be informed by your child's teacher if the classroom is "nut free." In the event that your child is placed in a nut free classroom, no nuts or nut products may be included in the lunchbox. Your child's teacher will provide a list of "nut free" alternatives.
Desserts (cookies, candy, cakes, etc.) are not allowed in the lunchbox. Please do not send these items to school. "Lunchables" are strongly discouraged due to minimal nutritional content and high sodium.
Children will have many opportunities to enjoy sweet treats at school during birthday celebrations or classroom parties.
Thank you for supporting the Day School as we help your child develop healthy eating practices.