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Student Wellness

Wellness Program

The Greenville City School district is committed to providing a school environment that promotes and protects children’s health, well being, and ability to learn by supporting healthy eating/physical activity.

Healthy Snack Ideas:

• Frozen yogurt
• Low fat chocolate milk
• Fat-free or low-fat flavored yogurt & fruit parfaits
• Fat-free or low-fat pudding cups
• Fat-free or low-fat milk and milk products (string cheese, single-serving cottage cheese, cheese cubes) • Flavored soy milk fortified with calcium

• Fruit Kabobs (apples, oranges, bananas, strawberries, blueberries, etc.)
• Dole or Delmonte Fruit Cups
• Applesauce –single serving
• Dried fruit such as raisins, apricots, apples, cranberries, pineapple, papaya, and others with little or no added sugars
• Frozen fruit bars
• Frozen Fruit – try freezing grapes or buy frozen blueberries, strawberries, peaches, mangoes, and melon.
• Fresh fruit wedges – cantaloupe, honey dew, watermelon, pineapple, oranges, tangelos, etc. • Sliced fruit – nectarines, peaches, kiwi, star fruit, plums, pears, mangos, & apples
• Fruit salad
• 100% fruit or vegetable juice artificially fortified with calcium
• Canned fruit in juice
• Fruit smoothies made with fat-free or low-fat milk
• Fruit Juice – try to buy 100% fruit juice and avoid the added sugars of juice drinks, punches, fruit cocktail drinks, or lemonade
• Popsicles – most so-called “fruit” popsicles have added sugars and should be reserved for an occasional treat. Look for popsicles made from 100% fruit juice with no added caloric sweeteners, such as Breyers or Dole “No Sugar Added” fruit bars; fruit juice or fruit is the first ingredient.

• Peanut butter with apple wedges or celery sticks
• Dry roasted peanuts, tree nuts and soy nuts (not coconut or palm nuts)
• Lean meats and reduced fat cheese sandwiches (use light or reduced fat mayonnaise in chicken/tuna salads

• Snack mixes made with dried cereals (add fruit and nuts)
• Pretzels or reduced fat crackers
• Mini Flavored rice cakes (caramel, apple cinnamon, buttered popcorn)
• Light Popcorn
• Whole grain crackers
• Vanilla wafers
• Graham crackers
• Animal crackers
• Granola bars and cereal bars
• Cereal and low-fat milk
• Trail mix (dried fruits and nuts)
• Party mix (variety of cereals, nuts, pretzels, etc.)
• Baked chips with salsa or low-fat dips (Ranch, onion, bean, etc.)
• Low-fat muffins (small or mini), granola bars and cookies (graham crackers, fig bars)
• Muffins – pumpkin, try for whole wheat with added fruit and/or nuts
• Mini bagels with whipped light or fat-free cream cheese • Bagel chips (slice up bagels thinly, bake 350?F oven, flip half-way, when toasted on each side, cool completely before bagging.
• Pasta salad
• Bread sticks with marinara
• Low fat cookies and baked goods (oatmeal raisin, gingersnaps)
• Low fat chips, pretzels, crackers, granola bars
• Baked Tortilla Chips with salsa and/or bean dip

AND: • Bottled water naturally fortified with calcium

• Raw vegetable sticks with low-fat dressing or yogurt dip • Veggies with hummus
• Vegetables - broccoli, carrot sticks, cauliflower, celery sticks, cucumber, peppers, snap peas, snow peas, string beans, tomato slices or grape or cherry tomatoes

When your child has the Flu


Fuzzy Bananas
Dip banana pieces in orange juice, then into either unsweetened coconut, crushed peanuts or crushed cereal

Ants on a log
Celery sticks with cream cheese and raisins

Munchie Mix
3 c unsweetened cereal, 1 c mixed dried fruit, ½ c toasted almonds, cinnamon

Fresh Fruit Kabobs
1 pineapple chunk, 1 strawberry, 1 banana chunk (soaked in pineapple juice 1 grape – skewer fruit onto cocktail straws or coffee stir sticks

Yogurt Parfait
layer yogurt, frozen strawberries, frozen blueberries, repeat, sprinkle granola on top

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