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Kids need food.
Like, a lot.

According to the CDC, it's important that children eat every 2-3 hours. That breaks down to 3 main meals and at least 2 snacks a day. At Grant Wood, we understand how important proper nutrition is to our overall functioning. Hungry students have a hard time learning. Therefore, each student is allowed to bring a snack to school every day. Unfortunately, not every student has a healthy snack available to bring. Grant Wood's Safe Snack Initiative is an attempt to remedy that problem and provide safe snacks to students in need.

Please note: Due to food allergies, the Bettendorf School District has complied a list of snacks that can be safely brought into classrooms. Daily snacks must be off of the approved list. This list is provided below.  Or click HERE to download as a pdf.

Helping is easy

If you are willing and able, please purchase an item(s) off of the approved list of
Daily Snack Options and donate to the front office. 
Click here to donate money to this specific cause and
the PTA will purchase food on your behalf. 


For more information regarding the Safe Snack Initiative, please contact Heidi Sloan (chairperson).

For more information regarding foods on the Daily Snack Option list, please contact Nurse Carol.

Daily Snack Options


  • Applesauce Cups

  • Dried Fruit

  • Fruit Cup

  • Fresh Fruit

  • GoGo Squeez Pouches

  • Jell-O Cups

  • Raisins/Craisins


  • Cheese - Sticks, Cubed, Sliced

  • Hard Boiled Eggs

  • Meat Sticks

  • Pediasure or Origin Kids Brand Protein Shakes


  • Pudding Cups



  • Boom Chicka Pop - Plain and Cheddar Only

  • Pirate's Booty Puffs

  • Skinny Pop - all varieties



  • PopCorners

  • Pringles Snack Stacks

  • Rold Gold

  • Snyder's of Hanover

  • Utz Brand Hard Pretzels or Cheese Balls



  • Aldi -Millville Fruit and Cereal Bars

  • Enjoy Life Brand Products

  • Kellog's Rice Krispie Treats - Original Only

  • Made good Brand Products

  • Nabisco Fig Newtons

  • Nature's Bakery Bars

  • Nutri-Grain Bars - All Flavors

  • Pop Tart Bites


  • Canned Vegetables

  • Fresh Raw Vegetables

  • Sensible Portions Brand Veggie Straws and Chips


  • Cottage Cheese

  • Yogurt - Yoplait Gogurt Tubes and Yoplait Yogurt Cups Only

  • Danimals Smoothies


  • General Mills Fruit by the Foot or Fruit Rollup

  • Welch's, Annie's, Mott's Brand, or Betty Crocker Brand Fruit Snacks


  • Wow Butter or Sunbutter individual cups


  • Barnum Animal Crackers

  • Cheez-Its

  • Graham Crackers - Nabisco, Keebler, Honey Graham, Teddy Grahams, or Kellogg’s brand character graham snacks

  • Cracker/Cheese Snacks- Kraft Handi-Snacks Mister Salty Pretzels with Cheese, Premium Breadsticks with Cheese, or Ritz with Cheese Dip

  • Nabisco Saltines

  • Pepperidge Farm Goldfish - Crackers or Pretzels

  • Quaker Rice Snacks

  • Original Ritz Crackers - NO RITZ BITZ

  • Triscuit, Triscuit Thin Crisps, or Wheat Thins


  • Apple Jacks

  • Cheerios - Plain or Apple Cinnamon

  • Cinnamon Toast Crunch

  • Cocoa Puffs

  • Frosted Flakes

  • Fruit Loops

  • Golden Grahams

  • Kix

  • Lucky Charms

  • Trix

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