Countryside Christian School

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Students should bring a healthy sack lunch to school. There are microwaves for heating. Hot lunch will be provided once a week for $5. If your student has specific dietary needs, please inform the teacher during registration.

Please refrain from sending sugary drinks in lunches. Small Honest Kids juice boxes are a great option.

Water bottles should only have water in them!  They can get pretty gross and leave sticky messes if juice is put in them. Plus, they should only be drinking water between meals.


Each family is asked to supply a Costco sized healthy snack to share for mid-afternoon snack. Something that is not perishable. It can seem like a long time between lunch and the end of the day and we want to keep our kids energized with healthy snack choices. If you want to bring a perishable snack, plan ahead with the teacher. Celery and PB, cheese and crackers, humus and carrots are some ideas.

We are just finishing a unit on nutrition and I would really like to encourage healthy choices. When looking for snacks to send to school please keep these number in mind:

  1. Sugar should be less than 12 grams (preferably under 10) 
  2. There should be NO artificial coloring 
  3. Look for whole grain options (and for fiber!)

Please put them in portions before sending or send snack sized baggies and I can ask Darlene to portion them up for us. 

Each student should bring about 20-40 snacks a month. Some kids need one in the afternoon and one in the morning. 

While the kids love the chips, they are not considered a healthy choice. They either have artificial coloring and/or high fat and sodium. Save those for home or lunch treats. Thank you!


We learn throughout the year about nutrition and how to supply our body with what it needs to be healthy and for our brain to function well. We do field trips to the community gardens, orchards, and farms to learn more! This last year the kids picked grapes and learned to make their own grape juice! They've helped to plan menus and prepare meals together.