Healthy Holiday Party Ideas

December 9, 2014

iStock_000041328778_LargeBefore schools close for the holiday break, teachers tend to set aside some time the day or two before to host their own holiday party in their classroom. As is customary for most classroom parties, students and teachers alike often volunteer to bring in their favorite foods to share with the class. However, with the push to encourage healthy eating in schools, traditional favorites like cupcakes and cookies are no longer first on the dessert list.

Are you planning a holiday party for your classroom? If you’re on the search for snack ideas that are both healthy and enjoyable, use the following list for inspiration:

  • Pretzels instead of chips
  • Graham crackers instead of cookies
  • 100% fruit snacks instead of fruit roll ups
  • Yogurt or pudding instead of ice cream
  • Water instead of soda or sugary drinks

In addition to choosing healthier snack options for your class party, it’s also a good idea to incorporate activities where movement is encouraged to keep students physically active. For example, why not play a quick game of musical chairs or freeze dance with holiday music to get students in the spirit? By sticking with healthy foods and encouraging movement in your students, you’ll instill healthy habits that they can take with them for years to come.

At Nickerson Corporation, we understand how important it is for students to have an environment where a healthy lifestyle is promoted. That’s why we supply athletic equipment that can aid in physical education classes as well as cafeteria and food court furniture where students can kick back and relax and indulge in their favorite healthy meals! For more information on either of these products, please give us a call at (631) 666-0200 today!