Our Healthy Heroes Program is once again under way! Our Heroes will support our students in making healthy food and beverage choices as well as active living. Please read more of our current and upcoming challenges in this and future newsletters.
In support of our Healthy Heroes, Comprehensive School Health Program, and our District Healthy Choices Regulation we are encouraging students to also make healthy choices when it comes to celebrating their birthdays. While it is not necessary, some students like to recognize their birthday by bringing treats to share with the class. If you would like to send in snacks for sharing with the class for any reason (birthday or other special day) we ask that you always first speak with your child’s teacher. Children are encouraged to expand the definition of ‘treat’ to be anything special, not just cookies or cupcakes. Small toys, such as temporary tattoos, book marks, or spinning tops, are always popular. Healthy snacks, like cheese and crackers, fruit kabobs, or yogurt tubes are also good options for treats. Finally, the Healthy Heroes will be on the lookout for students who are sharing healthy birthday ‘treats’. These students can have their photo taken with the Healthy Heroes and added to our wall of fame to recognize their leadership in making healthy choices. There will also be other initiatives to celebrate healthy choices by individuals and classes in the months to come.