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RECOMMENDATIONS FOR HEALTHY CELEBRATIONS AT SCHOOL

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We all love to celebrate birthdays in class, especially our own children’s; however, we have to remember that our goal is to provide our children with foods of Maximum Nutritional Value on a regular basis.  Although birthdays come only once a year, there may be 25 or more “celebrations” in class during the school year, plus celebrations of Valentines Day, Halloween, and other holidays.  Typically, foods for school celebrations include cupcakes, candy, cookies, and soda.  So what is the harm?  There is nothing wrong with an occasional treat, but unhealthy choices have become the norm rather than the exception.  Parties and treats used as classroom rewards, food fundraisers, and snacks available at school stores constantly expose children to high-fat, high-sugar, low-nutrient choices.

 

 

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