Healthy Celebrations Policy

Celebrations, holidays and birthdays must include healthy snacks following Smart Snack Guidelines. These celebrations can also take on a non-food focus and instead provide opportunities for more time to enjoy fun activities. Our policy is to offer on healthy celebratory foods to students for birthdays and holiday celebrations.

Healthy Snack and Beverage Ideas:

  • 100% Fruit Juice with no added sugar
  • Fruit Smoothies (made with frozen fruit with no added sugar and fat-free or low fat yogurt)
  • 100% Fruit Juice Slushes with no added sugar
  • Fresh Fruit – trays, salads or kabobs
  • Fresh Vegetables – trays, salads or kabobs
  • Fat-free or low fat yogurt (alone or as dip for fruit or vegetables)
  • Yogurt Parfaits (fat-free or low fat yogurt, fruit and whole grain cereal or granola as topping)
  • Canned Fruit or Fruit Cups (in water, 100% fruit juice or light syrup)
  • Frozen Fruit or Fruit Cups (in water, 100% fruit Juice or light syrup)
  • Frosty fruits – freeze you own fruit (Frozen grapes make a great summer treat!)
  • Dried Fruit with no added sugar
  • Nut or Seed Butter (serve with fruit or whole grain crackers)
  • Nuts or Seeds
  • Trail Mix made of nuts or seeds and dried fruit with no added sugar
  • Whole grain crackers
  • Low-fat or air-popped popcorn (no added butter or salt)
  • Graham Crackers
  • Small Whole Grain Waffles or Pancakes topped with fruit or nut or seed butter
  • Whole Grain Pretzels
  • Low-fat or air-popped popcorn (no added salt or butter)
  • Graham Crackers
  • Small Whole Grain Bagels or English Muffins with Nut or Seed Butter or Jelly
  • Roll-ups on whole grain tortillas (fill with a lean protein such as ham or turkey, low fat cheese, hummus, nut or seed butter and jelly or vegetables)
  • Fat-free or low fat pudding
  • Whole Grain Cereal Bars
  • Baked Whole Grain Tortilla Chips with Salsa or Bean Dip
Email This Page

Comments are closed