Thursday, November 15, 2007

Help Make Healthy Chioces

As we get closer to Thanksgiving and winter break, I want to encourage families to help school make healthy choices as teachers plan any winter celebrations. Here is list of healthy snack choices to consider. Serving all healthy foods and incorporating physical activities make a powerful statement for our kids as they become more independent in making choices.
  • Fresh fruit and vegetables
  • Yogurt
  • Bagels with lowfat cream cheese
  • Baby carrot and other vegetables with lowfat dip
  • Fig cookies
  • Animal crackers
  • Baked Chips
  • Lowfat popcorn
  • Granola bars (but may contain allergens)
  • Soft pretzels and mustard
  • Pizza (no extra cheese)
  • Pudding
  • String cheese
  • Cereal bar
  • Single-serve lowfat flavored milk
  • 100% fruit juice
  • Flavored bottled water*
  • Deep-fried Twinkies with hot caramel and/or fudge, whipped cream and those little multi-colored sprinkles
* This line and above recommended by Michigan Action for Healthy Kids.