Healthy Children - April 2013

 

Healthy Celebrations

Why Celebrate Healthy

Kids love a celebration, what food is served really doesn’t matter. By centering a party on eating “junk” food, kids associate unhealthy foods with fun occasions. Why not build that association around healthy foods instead?

Things to remember

Parties and celebrations don’t have to be centered on food. Plan them around activates instead. Try...

  • Ice skating party
  • Bowling party
  • Pool party
  • Sledding party
  • Arts and crafts party

 

A Healthier Menu

You don’t have to scrap the cake, just keep pieces child size and include healther foods instead. Try...

  • A Fruit salad
  • Bite size sandwiches
  • Cheese cubes
  • Pita bagel chips
  • Skim milk or flavored fizzy water
  • Carrots and dip

 

Published by the NAP SACC Program, Center for Health Promotions and Disease Prevention, The University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC, 2006. Permission to reprint in its entirety. For non-commercial use only.