Healthy School Celebrations

How does your school or classroom celebrate birthdays, holidays and other school-wide events? Does it involve celebrations with foods like cupcakes, candy or ice cream? How often are these celebrations occurring?  

Celebrations that involve foods high in sugar and saturated fat like cupcakes and candy send conflicting messages to students about health and wellness. Instead, schools can choose to celebrate in ways that promote student health and support the goals of the local school wellness policy.