Healthy Food at School

Alternatives to Food Rewards

Classroom rewards and incentives can be an effective way to encourage positive behavior. However, it is important that students not be given food for rewards because this can interfere with natural hunger cues. Many foods used for rewards counteract healthful eating messages.

Alternatives to Food Rewards PDF

Breakfast in the Classroom

Offering breakfast in the classroom makes the morning meal accessible to all students. It ensures all students have the opportunity to start the day with the nutrients and energy they need to learn better, behave better and perform better in school. Numerous studies show it that eating a nutritious breakfast is critical to a student’s ability to learn, stay healthy and behave in school.

Breakfast in the Classroom PDF

Healthy Celebrations

Birthday parties and holiday celebrations at school provide a unique opportunity to help make healthful eating fun and exciting for students. Schools can take advantage of classroom celebrations to serve food that tastes good, is nutritious and provides students with an opportunity for nutrition education experiences.

Healthy Celebrations PDF

Healthy Food Choices at School

Serving healthy snacks to children is important to providing good nutrition, supporting lifelong healthy eating habits and helping to prevent costly and potentially disabling diseases.

Health Food Choices PDF

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