Tips for Healthy Parties, Celebration and Snacks

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Tips for making healthy party,
celebration, and snack foods

Snack Savvy

Eating the traditional breakfast, lunch, and dinner everyday can be next to impossible for most busy families. For this reason, snacking has become an essential part of our eating routine. Don't worry. Kids and adults often need the calories and nutrition provided by snacks to get them through the day or to the next meal. The key to being snack savvy is making sure snacks are small in portion size and healthy; fruits, vegetables, whole-grains, low-fat dairy or lean protein.

Whether eaten on the go, at a school party or celebration, or at home, healthy snacks cab be a positive contribution to an overall diet. As part of Building Healthy Communities, our school Health Team will be coordinating some taste tests to expose students to new snack ideas and learn what students prefer. This is all part of our school efforts to create a healthier school environment. Below are some healthy snacks to try at home:

  • Applesauce or other fruit cups in natural juices or water
  • Chopped fresh vegetables with hummus
  • Cubed fruit with low-fat yogurt dip
  • Dried fruits
  • Fresh soybeans (edamame)
  • Graham crackers or gingersnaps dipped in applesauce
  • Mini rice cakes with peanut butter or hazelnut spread
  • Pretzels or air-popped popcorn
  • Toasted whole-grain breads or crackers with fruit spread or nut butters
  • Tortillas chips with bean dip
  • Whole-grain dry cereal in a bag