Bringing a birthday treat to share with the class, or providing snacks for a classroom party are always fun activities for kids. At Arkansas, we also love celebrating with the students. However, as we teach students about the importance of making healthy choices and how eating well will help them to learn, it can be confusing when every celebration involves junk food or when snacks from home aren’t in line with what they’re learning. So we are asking for your support in this effort of trying to create a healthier school environment by replacing sugary, high fat treats with more nutritious options. Here are a few ideas for snacks and party treats for the classroom.

Foods

  • Apples with caramel dip                       
  • String cheese
  • Vegetables and dip
  • Pretzels
  • Mini-bagels with spread
  • Yogurt/Gogurt
  • Applesauce
  • Granola bars
  • Baked chips
  • Tortilla chips and salsa
  • CeleryPudding cups healthy-snack1
  • Crackers
  • Fruit kabobs or salad kabobs
  • Yogurt Smoothies
  • Graham or animal crackers
  • Fruit cups
  • Trail mix
  • Fruit with yogurt dip
  • Hummus with vegetables or pita bread
  • Popcorn
  • Yogurt Parfaits 

Beverages

  • Water
  • Milk (1% or Skim)
  • 100% Fruit Juice