Healthy Celebration & Snack Choices

In order to maintain compliance, we have updated our school wellness policy recently to reflect a greater focus on the nutrition and health of our students.  During school hours, from 7:30 am to 4:30 pm, parents and staffs are only allowed to provide healthy snacks to students.  This means that if you wish to celebrate a birthday or have a classroom celebration (e.g. fall party), approved healthy snacks are the only foods allowed to be distributed.  Below, you will find a list of healthy snack ideas and snack-alternatives acceptable at celebrations during school hours.  If you have any questions about our policy or this program, please contact our school main office.

Healthy Snacks Ideas

Fresh fruit kabobs
Dried fruit (with little or no added sugar)

Vegetable trays with hummus or low-fat dip
Sunflower seeds.
Fruit smoothies
Low-fat granola bars
Pretzels
Graham crackers
Low-fat cheeses
Whole grain crackers
Baked tortilla chips and salsa
String cheese
Low-sugar yogurt parfaits
Light or low-fat popcorn
Applesauce

Healthy Drink Ideas (Remember to offer non-sugar sweetened beverages)

Water – flavor with an orange or lemon slice for fun.
Milk (low-fat or non-fat)
100% fruit juice (limit to 1 cup)

Non-Food Ideas (Create a goodie bag for students)

Pencils
Erasers
Crayons
Notebook
Sidewalk Chalk
Bookmarks
Stickers
Bubbles
Coloring book/Activity book