Nutrition: School Wellness
High energy-dense foods like candy bars, cookies, and sugar sweetened beverages are often given to reward students for work well done and school fundraisers.
Adults can send inconsistent and conflicting messages to children when they actively encourage the consumption of foods that do not support student health.
Local wellness policies written with a commitment to promoting healthier school environments will have guidelines for foods offered as rewards and for fundraisers.
For more information visit:
- Healthy School Food – Elkhart Childhood Obesity Initiative, suggestions for beverages, vending, concessions, ala carte, fundraisers, and rewards
- Fundraising Activities and Rewards that Support Student Health – USDA
California’s Power Play
Healthy Active Celebrations
- Alternatives to Using Food as a Reward – Wellness in Wyoming