Snacks for Student Sustainabability

The new 9-period schedule has taken some getting used to. So, we have a list of snacks to help get you through the busy day.


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Protein-based snacks or fruits make perfect to-go options for students. For kids who have early or late lunch periods, it can be a challenge to maintain energy and focus on classes when you’re hungry.

  1. Granola bars/ Protein bars:  

Granola bars are an easy and on-the-go snack that are accessible to everyone. They are mess-free and a quick little pick-me-up that can help curb those midday grumblies. Grab them from the pantry as you make your way out of the house, and there you have it! A delicious, protein-filled crunch waiting for you when you need it, probably in your math or English class (that’s when we need it!)  

      2. Apple slices: 

Craving something with a twist? Try apple slices with lemon squeezed on it! By squeezing lemons on the slices, you can prevent any oxidation and browning. This also adds a sour tinge to the slices, creating an even more delectable, sweet treat. Apple slices can satisfy your fruit needs for the day, while also keeping you filled for hours! 

      3. Trail mix: 

Trail mix is a fantastic way to get your protein filled. The combination of nuts and dried fruits is a great way to keep your energy high for your tough classes of the day. Plus, the addition of chocolate pieces provides satisfaction for your sweet tooth! If you’re looking for something to munch on in the halls or during class time, trail mix is filling and quick enough to be your solution! 

       4. Goldfish: 

Our snack of choice, an old classic, and something that has been a part of everyone’s childhood lunch is goldfish. Goldfish may not be the healthiest option, but it is a filling carb and can help spike your energy level for a tough class. That, plus the nostalgic taste of the crackers can provide a comfort that no other snack can. This delicious choice can bring energy and fun to any situation! We <3 the snack that smiles back!  

       5. Snack packs: 

Lastly, snack packs are a great, more meal-like snack for the day. Whether you choose a cheese and crackers option or a peanut butter and pretzels, snack packs can act as a mini meal for those times you need something a little extra. Make no mistake, these cannot and should not be a meal replacement for anyone. However, they are a nice pick-me-up for the middle of the day.  

Enjoy your snacking!