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Benefits of Healthy Celebrations
Healthy Kids Learn Better: Research clearly demonstrates
that good nutrition is linked to better behavior and academic
performance. To provide the best possible learning environment
for children, schools must also provide an environment that
supports healthy behaviors.
Provides Consistent Messages: Providing healthy classroom
celebrations demonstrates a school commitment to promoting
healthy behaviors. It supports the classroom lessons students
are learning about health, instead of contradicting them.
Healthy celebrations promote positive lifestyle choices to reduce
Student health risks and improves learning.
Promotes a Healthy School Environment: In order to positively
change eating behaviors, students need to receive consistent,
reliable health information and ample opportunity to use it.
Healthy celebrations are an important part of providing a
healthy school environment.
Creates Excitement About Nutrition: Children are excited
about new and different things, including fun party activities
and healthy snacks (see back for ideas). School staff and
parents need not worry that children will be disappointed if
typical party foods aren’t served in the classroom. Holiday
treats and traditional birthday parties with cake will still be
available at home.
Protects Children with Food Allergies: When parents send in
food, it is difficult to ensure the safety of children with food
allergies. Schools can protect food allergic children by providing
nonfood celebrations or, if food is served, obtaining it from
known sources such as the school food service program.