You may have noticed a large push
for healthy foods in our schools lately. I know in my district we are no longer able to serve anything sweet and
have been mandated limits on what kids can eat while with us during the day (of
course we know that schools are the cause of obesity in the first place). This is something all teachers will soon have
to deal with.
I’d like to
start a little forum where we can share suggestions on how to keep our students
healthy and/or replace some of the treats they formerly ate with wise
alternatives. Healthier Generation has
some good suggestions, but I think DEN members will have some great ideas to
share with each other as well. Let’s put
our ideas in the form of comments at the bottom of this posting.
Here are some questions to think about: What sort of non-food rewards can we give
students? What are some SIMPLE, but
healthy snacks kids can bring from home? What can we do in elementary grades to “celebrate” the birthday’s kids
look forward to? Anything else? The best answer wins a stick of sugar coated butter!!! Dave Kootman