School excursions are an important part of a child’s overall schooling experience. Excursions promote team building exercises that help them understand the importance of working within a team as well as building overall leadership qualities. These excursions also teach behavioral qualities that are of the utmost importance.= to young children as well as teenagers! However, behavioral qualities can also be very dependent on the food that your child consumes. A child that is hyperactive due to a large sugar intake, can be very problematic, especially on an excursion!
Whatever your role is in the family, be it parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, siblings or cousins, we have all been in a situation that involved a child that was far too hyped up, due to a large intake of sugary foods! It’s not always a pleasant experience, certain children may become extremely disruptive and sometimes, even destructive. If you’re a parent with young children about to embark on a school trip, there a myriad of healthy and delicious snacks to feed your children and keep the teachers sane at the same time! With CK Travel and our school bus hire services, we recommend these healthy snacks to consider on your child’s next school trip…
- Muesli Bars
This is such a versatile snack which is low in sugar and high in fiber. They can simply be eaten on their own, crumbled into yogurts for a smooth and crunchy treat, or broken down into a sweet and salty treat with added peanuts, pretzels and raisins in a re-sealable zip lock bag.
Everyone love’s popcorn! Popcorn is a kiddie favorite that is enjoyed at any given time! You can simply pop a fresh batch of popcorn on the stove in the morning or merely purchase a microwave popcorn sachet and avoid all the cleaning! Once popped, simply store the popcorn in an airtight container for your child to take with! Popcorn is also great for sharing.
As much as this may seem like a taboo, it really isn’t! Cookies can be made healthy, if you use the right ingredients. Whole=wheat pastry flour can be substituted for cake flour in most cookie recipes, by adding in rolled oats, you are adding in additional fiber to your cookies.
- Chicken and Cheese Pita Bites
This simple snack is made by warming up a whole-wheat pita pocket, filling it with cheddar, mozzarella and filling with shredded chicken. Slice into quarters for delicious pita bites!
- Mini Fruit and Cheese Plate
Peel and dice up your child’s favorite fruits – such as apples, pears and strawberries and mix in small cubes of cheese with the fruit. Make sure to seal in an airtight container!
Looking to plan a school excursions? We are here to help! CK Travel and Tours offers school transportation. We have multiple buses available that can accommodate from small to large school groups. Our driver’s are all licensed, cautious and friendly, offering you peace of mind. Give us a call today to book your bus!