Do your teachers encourage snacking in class?


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So this is going to be one of those Mommy Moments as my husband calls them, where I get overly excited about kid things…

Well, a couple of days ago, Jayden’s teacher sent home a note inviting the students to bring in a healthy snack and a water bottle to keep at their desks. *happy dance* After all, a full day of learning requires quite the amount of energy. It only makes sense to allow the children to have a snack just as they would at home. We all need to keep our bodies nourished throughout the day and to stay hydrated.

Apparently this wasn’t the case when I was going to school. *side eye* I remember it being a major offense smuggling snacks in your desk. One had to sneak every bite and if you were caught, the contraband became trash. I know some of you remember having to cough or shuffle items around in your desk to cover up the sound of a snack wrapper or bag of chips. *ahem achoo*


Well, luckily for Jayden and his classmates, they don’t have to worry about sneaking and hopefully his future teachers follow suit by allowing snacks in the classroom.


Thanks to Made In Nature Supersnacks™, we’ve gotten a head start on building our snack stash. I’m really excited about these snacks because they are all organic with modest budgets in mind. Available at Walmart for $3.98, Made In Nature snacks are certified organic, Non GMO project-verified and are made with real fruit, vegetables, seeds, nuts, spices, and grains. These snacks are also free of refined sugar and filled with healthy fats and the vitamins, minerals, and nutrients inherent in real foods.


When Jayden came home to our Made In Nature goodies, he couldn’t wait to try them. His first question was “Are they good for your boo boo?” When I told him yes, he did a happy dance. He’s an advocate for foods that will keep him regular and these real fruit snacks certainly do that!


We both devoured Super Berry Fusion and Cranberries on the spot. They are seriously so good. It’s hard to stop munching on them. In addition to packing these snacks for Jayden to take to school, I see us enjoying them in baked goods and in salads. Made In Nature’s line also includes Toasted Coconut Chips which would be perfect for topping a salad or dessert. The brand has also recently introduced Kale Chips, available for $4.98.


Made In Nature Supersnacks is a brand that I feel great about feeding my family. I love seeing brands making high-quality and accessibility a priority for everyone wanting healthier choices for their families. It’s simply the right thing to do.

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Sheena Tatum

Hey, I'm Sheena! I married my jr. high sweetheart and together, we raise three tiny humans in NW Indiana. I'm an introverted free-spirit and serial dreamer obsessed with all things tropical and carefree. I love inspiring others to live wholly and find beauty in the mundane. I don't always get it right, but I'll keep trying anyway. :) Email: [email protected]

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  • ellen beck September 22, 2016 at 11:16 PM

    I think the ORGANIC TART CHERRIES look terrific. They would be sweet and tart and instant energy. No, snacking isnt encouraged in the classrooms except when all are involved.

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  • Breanna Pollard September 22, 2016 at 10:32 PM


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  • Melissa T September 22, 2016 at 7:41 PM

    I want to try the Tart Cherries. My son’s teacher lets the kids have an afternoon snack because their lunch is scheduled at 10am. (Which is so ridiculous since they get a breakfast at school at 8:30am)

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  • Michelle Richardson September 22, 2016 at 3:21 PM

    The Mango looks good! Last year my kinder had a snack in class daily however this year in first they do not do snacks.

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  • Sarah Mayer September 22, 2016 at 12:01 PM

    I would like to try the mangos sweet and tangy!

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  • Christina Ziegelmeier September 22, 2016 at 10:16 AM

    I want to try them all :O Seriously the MAPLE MADAGASCAR VANILLA TOASTED COCONUT CHIPS look so good! No I have never seen the teachers encourage snacking in my children’s school.

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  • Heather Hayes Panjon September 22, 2016 at 8:13 AM

    I’m Most Excited To Try The ORGANIC GOJI BERRIES, Yes The Teachers Do Encourage Snacking In Class.

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  • Tina W September 22, 2016 at 5:27 AM

    I want to try the Sweet and Tangy Mangoes snack.

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  • Christina A. September 22, 2016 at 1:31 AM

    The Figgy Pops Mangoberry sounds so good to me! I would love to try those!

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  • Krista September 21, 2016 at 6:54 AM

    I’d like to try the nut fusion maple balsamic. And no, teachers did not encourage snacking.

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  • GB September 20, 2016 at 11:28 AM

    I want to try the apricots and cherries.

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  • Lee Mckeon September 19, 2016 at 4:02 PM

    I would love to try the tart cherries and yes they get a Afternoon snack, but must be healthy snack so I send carrots or fruit!

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  • Jeffrey September 19, 2016 at 11:34 AM

    I’d like to try the Organic Mission Black Figs Dried Fruit from Made in Nature. My youngest son does eat a snack during class because his lunch break is really late in the day.

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  • Allison Swain September 17, 2016 at 10:16 PM

    I’d like to try the figs.

    Thanks for the chance to win

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  • Kenya F September 17, 2016 at 7:20 PM

    The Olive and Sea Salt Kale Chips sounds very delicious! Yes, snacking (healthy snacking) is very beneficial. It helps you from over indulging later on.

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  • Lori Jackson September 17, 2016 at 9:42 AM

    Oh the tart cherry caught my eye! My Son teacher only allows sugery snacks on Friday!

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  • Amanda Lea September 16, 2016 at 2:03 PM

    I am very interested in trying some of the dried fruit items!!

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  • Yesenia Salgado September 15, 2016 at 10:57 PM

    I want to try their Organic raisins.

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  • Birdiebee September 13, 2016 at 11:32 PM

    I would love to try the Figgy Pops Cranberry Pistachio. The teacher in my youngest granddaughter’s grade school class does encourage the kids to bring snacks. Every school as well as school district is different in how they view snacking as well as eating in the classroom.

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  • Courtney h September 13, 2016 at 2:28 PM

    The tart cherries, and no they do not encourage snacking in class.

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  • courtney b September 12, 2016 at 5:42 PM

    I would try the organic goldenberries

    sound amazing! xoxo

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  • Amy Orvin September 11, 2016 at 8:25 PM

    I want to try the Tart Cherries!

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  • Cheryl B September 11, 2016 at 7:50 PM

    I would like to try the dried mulberries.

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  • Brittany Kennedy September 10, 2016 at 7:15 PM

    I would like to try the mangos sweet and tangy!

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  • James Robert September 10, 2016 at 5:41 PM

    I think my kids would like the ORGANIC SUPER BERRY FUSION SINGLE SERVE

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  • Natalie September 10, 2016 at 2:08 PM

    I would love to try the MAPLE MADAGASCAR VANILLA TOASTED COCONUT CHIPS. There is a designated snack time at my niece’s school and teachers generally don’t like kids eating outside of that time.

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  • shelly peterson September 10, 2016 at 11:26 AM

    I want to try the Italian Espresso Toasted Coconut Chips

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  • amy pugmire September 10, 2016 at 11:25 AM

    The kale chips olive and seasalt sound so good and yes my kids get to snack in class.

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  • SHAYNA BROOKMAN September 10, 2016 at 9:10 AM


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  • Laurajj September 10, 2016 at 12:46 AM

    Oh I think the FIGGY POPS TART CHERRY sound wonderful! Our little one would love those and does bring snack to school every day!. They have a specific snack time in the afternoons.

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  • Steve Weber September 9, 2016 at 2:14 PM

    I am most interested in trying the Maple Madagascar Vanilla Toasted Coconut Chips

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  • Bridgett Wilbur September 9, 2016 at 1:34 PM

    I would love the tart cheeries.

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  • Kelly D September 9, 2016 at 1:30 PM

    I would like to try the Organic Goldenberries. Both of my kids have snack time at school and the teachers encourage healthy snacks.

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  • Lauren September 9, 2016 at 9:41 AM

    The kale chips sound interesting. Our teachers only allow water.

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  • kelly tupick September 9, 2016 at 7:23 AM

    I would like to try the Maple Madagascar Vanilla Toasted Coconut Chips. Yes, my daughter’s teacher does allow light snacking in class as long as it’s not an interrupton.

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  • Sheila K. September 9, 2016 at 6:34 AM

    I’d like to try the super berry fusion!

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  • Janet W. September 9, 2016 at 6:28 AM

    I’m most interested in trying their Maple Madagascar Vanilla Toasted Coconut Chips. My grandsons teachers encourage bringing a small, healthy snack to school every day.

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  • Betsy Barnes September 9, 2016 at 12:07 AM

    I am most excited to try the Tart Cherries. When my son was in school, snacking was not allowed in the classroom. 🙂

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  • meredith September 8, 2016 at 7:43 PM

    The coconut chips sound so yummy

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  • Rachel September 8, 2016 at 5:13 PM

    My kids go to a wonderful school. Snacking has been encouraged since day one and it’s no different this year as 2nd, 3rd and 4th graders all of their teachers ask that a snack be packed with them. My kids are big on fruit snacks. I think starting with the mango snack would be right up their alley.

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  • Donna L September 8, 2016 at 2:39 PM

    The ORGANIC SUPER BERRY FUSION SINGLE SERVE fruit sounds delicious and I would like to try that one first.

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  • David September 8, 2016 at 2:31 PM

    I am most interested in trying the Maple Madagascar Vanilla Toasted Coconut Chips

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  • Sarah Hayes September 8, 2016 at 1:05 PM

    I want to try the mangoes super snack. Ive never seen a class that was about to snack

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  • Elena September 8, 2016 at 11:30 AM

    I want to try their tart cherries

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  • Elle September 8, 2016 at 10:29 AM

    I am most excited to try the apricots and the super berry fusion.

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  • karenb September 8, 2016 at 8:21 AM

    I am most anxious about try the Mangos sweet and tangy, and I don’t have any children in school anymore but I do have a 2 yr old grandson who will be there before long. thanks

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  • Stephanie Phelps September 8, 2016 at 7:43 AM

    I am excited to try the ORGANIC BANANA SLICES. No my teacher do not want them snacking in class!

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  • Julie Wood September 8, 2016 at 7:16 AM

    I like the ORGANIC SUPER BERRY FUSION SINGLE SERVE fruit. Sounds delicious, and my schools do not have snacking in them.

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  • Ellie Wright September 8, 2016 at 7:11 AM

    I’d like to try the ORGANIC BANANA SLICES. At my grandson’s school they do get to snack in class at certain times.

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  • Lynda Del September 8, 2016 at 7:06 AM

    I’d like to try the Rosemary Truffle Kale Chips

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  • Lisa Brown September 8, 2016 at 4:56 AM

    i want to try the Italian Espresso Toasted Coconut Chips, it sounds interesting. snacking is not big in classrooms i have been in.

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