Classroom Parties (Birthday & Holiday)

PARTY TIME
As a member of the Alliance for a Healthier Generation Healthy Schools Program, McBrayer Elementary strives to help our students make healthy lifestyle choices. Currently approximately 30% of children in the US are overweight or obese. Simple steps now can help your children continue making healthier choices as adults. In addition to healthier lunch choices and increased physical activity during the school day, MES is also beginning a healthier party initiative. Instead of sugary snacks, such as cupcakes we are asking that parents choose snacks from our list below…
Some ideas:
Popcorn
Organic, low sugar cookies
Soft pretzels
Mini whole wheat bagels
Granola Bars
Mini apple, cinnamon, banana, bran or oatmeal muffins
Whole Wheat crackers and cheese
Fruit Kabobs/Fruit Skewers (strawberries, grapes and melon work well)
Fruit cups
Frozen yogurt with fresh fruit
Dried fruit mix
Fresh fruit: Watermelon, Apples, Clementines, Orange or apple slices, Grapes
Pineapple boats/chunks
Baked apples w/ cinnamon
Fruit smoothies (Yogurt with fresh or frozen fruit)
Frozen yogurt bars or sandwiches
Frozen fruit
Frozen fruit bars/pops
Yogurt cups with granola topping
Applesauce
Raw veggies and dip
Ants on a log (Celery with cream cheese topped with raisins)
Low-fat string cheese or cheese slices
Graham crackers/animal crackers
Cheese and whole grain crackers
Ingredients for low-fat, low sugar trail mix
100 calorie cookie snacks with 0 Trans Fats
Or a small bag of non-food items, pencils, etc.
Drinks:
Water bottles w/or w/out sugar free mixes
100% fruit juices
*****OUR GOAL IS to steer clear of high SUGAR, high FAT, and highly PROCESSED FOODS !*****
If you have a different healthy suggestion, please speak to your child’s teacher.