Snacking at School

Have you ever noticed how many people ACTUALLY eat food at school? As a junior at fvhs, I can honestly say that I see more people not eating, rather than eating anything more than a bag of chips at lunch. Students have such unhealthy eating habits because they aren’t taking the time to either bring food from home or buy food from the school. This is causing problems with student’s health, especially athletes. Recently, during soccer practice, we had a freshman pass out while we were scrimmaging because she didn’t eat lunch or breakfast that day. Students don’t realize how important it is for them to eat food during school because the consequences can be critical.

Because of this problem, I am going to list a few ideas for snacks that are easy to bring to school!

  1. PB&J Uncrustables – these small peanut butter and jelly sandwiches are perfect to bring for lunch! They are to be kept frozen at home, so you can just throw one in your bag and it will thaw and be ready for you to eat by lunch.
  2. Granola bars – any kind of granola bar is great for a little snack when you are running low on fuel during class. They are small, so they can fit anywhere, and they can provide just enough energy to get you through your third period.
  3. Apples – bringing apples to school is honestly something that I do everyday because it is so easy and so filling! I don’t have a lot of time in the morning, so I  usually bring the apple whole. If you have extra time, you can always slice the apples and bring peanut butter or caramel if you have a sweet tooth. Little tip: in order to keep the apples from browning if you slice them, take 1/8 teaspoon of salt, dissolve it in a cup of water, soak the apples in the salt water for a few minutes, and then rinse the apples off! This works great, but make sure you rinse the apples off so they don’t taste salty.

These are just a few ideas, and there are so many more ways to easily bring food to school. It is so important and it can help you study better in class. Try and bring food to school as much as possible, because it can be a lifesaver. (-:

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