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Tame the School Snack Attacks - Prairie Fare

Tame Snack Attacks
Tame Snack Attacks
By: Julie Garden-Robinson, Food and Nutrition Specialist North Dakota State University Extension Service

Most third grade boys think girls are rather germ-laden. My son was no exception when he was a third grader.

I recall a conversation we had about healthful school snacks. As I eyed a large bunch of rapidly ripening bananas on our kitchen counter, I suggested he bring more fruits and vegetables for school snacks.

He wasn’t opposed to the idea, but he brought up the downside of fruits and vegetables. One of the girls in his class brought fruit and vegetables for snacks the previous year.

“Her desk was full of rotten banana peels and old, dried up carrots. It smelled really bad. She had piles of old math homework in there, too.” 

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