You will need to send a small, healthy morning snack every day and a reusable water bottle that can be re-filled throughout the day. Your child will need lunch on a daily basis (unless notified otherwise for special events or early dismissals). Families interested in ordering lunch and/or milk from the Bengal Cafe can find information about that process on your myGDS Resource Board. Please note: due to food sensitivities and choking hazards, lunch/milk service is not available for children enrolled in Bengal Tots. If your child is attending Bengal Cub Club (BCC), our after school program, they will also need an afternoon snack.
We recommend that young children have the opportunity to eat a variety of foods. This can sound more complicated than it is, and we are happy to help you with ideas.
Snacks: Your child should have combinations such as a fruit and a grain (this can be as simple as grapes and crackers) or a dairy and a grain (yogurt and goldfish) or a veggie and a protein (carrots with peanut butter).
Lunches: Children will need one grain, one protein/protein substitute, and two fruits and/or two veggies (example: turkey sandwich, grapes and carrots).
We will provide a special GDS snack bag for each child on the first day of school, and we ask you to provide a lunch bag. Having separate bags helps the children gain independence and decreases confusion during meal times.