Current Parents

Suggested Snacks

Important Notes:

  • This is a partial list and is subject to change at any time.
  • Although Eliot Chapel Nursery School carefully compiled this list, the school cannot guarantee that a product is completely free of an allergen.  We encourage parents of allergic children to conduct their own research on ingredients and manufacturing practices to ensure that products listed are safe for their children.
  • Since most whole fruits (blueberries, etc.) need to be washed at home prior to serving, please be careful to avoid cross-contamination with peanuts, tree nuts and eggs.  Specifically, the produce should have no contact with the allergens, surfaces and packages need to be thoroughly washed before handling the fruit.  Unpackaged produce such as bananas should be in whole form.
  • Any packaged snacks need to have the original ingredient list.
  • We are unable to serve homemade food or food without the original package.
  • In an effort to provide the children with healthy snacks, we encourage you to help us by bringing in healthy choices such as fruits, vegetables, whole grain crackers, cheese, yogurt, unsweetened applesauce, etc.  Suggestions for ‘special celebrations’ such as birthdays are listed on the back as well.
  • We provide children with water throughout the day, and need your help in providing the healthy food for snacks.  Please check the snack policy in the handbook for further details.
  • Part of eating healthy is providing age-appropriate servings for meals and snacks. For children ages 3-5 years, a fruit or vegetable serving for snack is 1/2 cup; a serving of whole grains (crackers, etc.) is 1/4 cup.

If you have any questions, please feel free to call the school at 314-821-0982.

Nut and Egg Free Snacks

Fruits and Vegetables* (our first choice!)

All fresh fruits and vegetables

*See “Seasonal Fruits & Vegetables List” for additional fresh suggestions.

  • Bananas – please bring whole to school
  • Cantaloupe/honeydew – please cut before bringing to school
  • Oranges – please cut into slices leaving the rind ON (or Clementine’s/Cuties that the children can peel themselves)
  • Blueberries/strawberries – please wash before bringing to school
  • Kiwi – slices
  • Watermelon – slices or chunks
  • Carrot chips/carrot sticks, cauliflower pieces, broccoli pieces, cucumber slices
  • Sunmaid raisins
  • Prepackaged dried fruit (Chewy “fruit snacks” typically contain very little fruit. Please choose real fruit!)
  • Unsweetened applesauce cups with spoons
  • Fruit cups with spoons/forks
  • NO bulk dried fruit

Birthday/Special Occasion Suggestions

  • Special napkins/cups
  • Fruit kabobs
  • Fruit smoothies
  • Mini pizza with whole grain English muffin and cheese
  • Fruit pizza using whole grain tortillas topped with low-fat whipped cream and fruit
  • Strawberries with sprinkles or whipped cream

Cheese/Yogurt/Meat Alternatives

  • Real cheese slices
  • Greek yogurt
  • Hummus

Peanut Butter Alternatives (great for apples, celery, etc.)

  • I. M. Healthy SoyNut Butter
  • SunButter
  • WowButter


  • Multi-grain (check label)
  • Whole Grain (check label)
  • Baked tortilla chips (Tostitos) and salsa
  • Whole grain mini bagels
  • Quaker rice snacks
  • Soy crisps

You can also refer to the SnackSafely website for a list of nut- and allergy-free snacks.

Facebook icon Twitter icon Instagram icon Pinterest icon Google+ icon YouTube icon LinkedIn icon Contact icon