Healthy Snacks / Birthday TreatsHealthy Snacks / Birthday Treats

Why healthy snacks and non-edible birthday treats?

  • To promote healthy lifestyle choices for students
  • This year parents and teachers are asked to provide an alternative to food for birthday celebrations, student motivators, and rewards. There are some awesome methods to celebrate birthdays and reward positive student behaviors and achievements without using edible treats.
  • USDA comparison of old to new standards

 

Healthy Snacks: Birthday Treats:
For those classes that have snack as part of the instructional day, please make sure that a healthy snack is packed for your child.  Please keep the snack simple to eat.  Some examples of healthy snacks include but are not limited to the following:

  • Fruits
  • Vegetables
  • Low sugar cereal
  • Crackers
  • Popcorn
  • Pretzels
  • String Cheese
  • Granola
Cupcakes with frosting, cakes, cookies, doughnuts, candy, brownies etc. are all part of a high sugar diet that does not follow a healthy eating routine.  Clearmont School would like to ensure that our students are making healthy choices not just as part of hot lunch but also with birthday treats.Non-edible treat suggestions may include but are not limited to the following:

  • Pencils
  • Books
  • Board Games
  • Erasers
  • Markers, Crayons, Colored Pencils
  • Post It notes

Why healthy snacks and non-edible birthday treats?

  • To promote healthy lifestyle choices for students
  • This year parents and teachers are asked to provide an alternative to food for birthday celebrations, student motivators, and rewards. There are some awesome methods to celebrate birthdays and reward positive student behaviors and achievements without using edible treats.
  • USDA comparison of old to new standards

 

Healthy Snacks: Birthday Treats:
For those classes that have snack as part of the instructional day, please make sure that a healthy snack is packed for your child.  Please keep the snack simple to eat.  Some examples of healthy snacks include but are not limited to the following:

  • Fruits
  • Vegetables
  • Low sugar cereal
  • Crackers
  • Popcorn
  • Pretzels
  • String Cheese
  • Granola
Cupcakes with frosting, cakes, cookies, doughnuts, candy, brownies etc. are all part of a high sugar diet that does not follow a healthy eating routine.  Clearmont School would like to ensure that our students are making healthy choices not just as part of hot lunch but also with birthday treats.Non-edible treat suggestions may include but are not limited to the following:

  • Pencils
  • Books
  • Board Games
  • Erasers
  • Markers, Crayons, Colored Pencils
  • Post It notes