Let's party! From birthday parties to holiday celebrations, there are many reasons to celebrate in elementary schools. Along with the fun, usually comes the food. Just one school party can include pizza, sugary juice drinks, chips, cake and ice cream, plus a goodie bag with candy!
Offering so many treats so often can contribute to unhealthy eating habits. However, with a few easy changes, parents, teachers, and school administrators can shift the focus of school parties from unhealthy food to healthy fun. Click on our pdf below for ideas for healthier classroom celebrations, school wellness policies, birth day party ideas, and healthy holiday ideas.
Our schools proudly support... 5-2-1-0 Every Day!
5: Eat 5 fruits and vegetables each day.
2: Cut screen time to 2 hours or less a day.
1: Participate in at least one hour of moderate to vigorous physical activity every day.
0: Restrict soda and sugar-sweetened sport and fruit drinks. Instead drink water and 3-4 servings/day of fat-free skim or 1% milk.
See www.5210StepsUp.org for more information.