Classroom Celebrations

Classroom celebrations provide opportunities for students to make healthy choices and practice good nutrition. It’s a way for parents and teachers to work together to promote healthy eating while having fun.

What are the benefits of healthy classroom celebrations?

  • Good nutrition is directly linked to better student behavior and academic performance.
  • Healthy classroom celebrations demonstrate a school commitment to promoting healthy choices.
  • It creates excitement for students to try new and different things, including healthy snacks.
  • Celebrating in a healthy way is a lesson that lasts a lifetime.

How can parents promote healthy food choices at school?

  • Include nutrient-rich foods from several food groups when sending a snack with your child to school or when helping provide the food for a classroom party.
  • Be creative. Presentation is key — healthy treats will be enjoyed if you offer them in an attractive way and with a fun attitude.
  • Be a role model by promoting healthy snacking and eating at home.
  • Involve your children in planning school lunches and snacks.