5. Present food in fun and creative ways.
Yes, that's right, we are encouraging you to play with your food. Cut the snacks into fun shapes or create edible masterpieces around a theme or holiday. There are plenty of useful, holiday specific, resources
out there to help you find ways to make apples or carrots a bit more enticing for kids. Take a look at some of School Bites fun Halloween treats below for a few ideas. 6. Keep kids entertained
. Let them assemble their own holiday treats (think yogurt parfaits or fruit or veggie kabobs). Have fun crafts, festive, active games
or a dance party going on during the celebration.7. Ask for donations
. For those that do not have the time or the desire to bring food, ask if they can pitch in for ingredients or decorations for the party instead. Contributions such as plates, napkins, etc. will be a huge help!8. Send the sugary snacks home
with the kids. There will probably be a parent or two that insists on bringing the usual candy or baked good for the party. Rather than letting the kids munch on the sugar-loaded desserts, send the treats home with them. That way, the parents can make the choice to let their child have the extra sugar or not.
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Special thanks to School Bites- a blog that offers great firsthand advice from a mother on a mission
to bring more nutrition to the classroom. Covering everything from delicious, healthy recipes
to useful advice and tips for a healthier school
, this blog is a great go-to resource for those advocating for healthier students. We'd also like to thank our dietetic interns for approving this message! Check out more on our dynamic Dietetic Internship Program here
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