Honoring special occasions with students and staff is an important part of building community within a classroom. Have you ever stopped to think about how many celebrations occur during the school
year? From birthdays to holidays, these events can add up quickly. It's important to make sure that your celebrations reflect the same healthy messages you promote elsewhere throughout the school day.
In fact, school celebrations can be an opportunity to reinforce messages about good nutrition and health when they include healthy foods and beverages and provide opportunities for kids to dance, play games and engage in sports.
Some of our favorite suggestions include using non food rewards, such as:
Use these in lieu of sweet treats, and try swapping in plenty of healthy party food. Think more fruit kabobs and nut butters and less cookies and cupcakes.