In Mariposa Kindergarten, we enjoy a healthy, communal snack every day!
    (All communal snacks are organic, vegan, and gluten-free — local, organic fruit)

    • MONDAY: whole grain, brown rice (with choice of toppings: hummingbird nectar (agave), Bragg's, raw, organic sunflower seeds)
    • TUESDAY: old fashioned oatmeal (with choice of maple syrup, cinnamon, raisins)
    • WEDNESDAY: organic corn chips AND vegetables with hummus dip / Sun energy bites
    • THURSDAY: organic vegetable soup or pasta
    • FRIDAY: kindergarten birthday cake (low sugar) with fruit OR Suncakes (rice cakes with sunflower seed butter and raisins) and fruit

    NOTE: Days of the week for snacks may vary slightly for individual classrooms.
    Kindergarten snack ingredients follow the Mariposa Nutritional Guidelines established by our Wellness Committee:

    Foods should not contain:

    1) High fructose corn syrup (includes Crystalline fructose)
    2) Partially hydrogenated oils
    3) Monosodium Glutamate (MSG)
    4) Artificial colors, artificial flavors or preservatives
    5) Artificial sweeteners (i.e Sucralose like Aspartame aka Aminosweet, Neotame, Splenda, Saccharin)
    6) Nuts of any kind (district wide policy)

    It is recommended that the following efforts in food choices be made whenever possible:
    1) Provide fresh and whole foods such as seasonal fruits and vegetables from local sources
    2) Organic labeling
    3) Dairy products that are free of growth hormones (rBGH and rBST)
    4) Animal products free of hormones and antibiotics
    5) Foods free of nitrates and nitrites
    6) Foods that have not been genetically modified-look for GMO free labeling
    7) Please consider that our school has a range of dietary needs and choices and providing choices such as vegetarian, vegan, gluten free and allergy statements will be inclusive of our whole community.
    8) Unbleached flour