Super “Bowl” Party
Hold weekly or monthly super “bowl” parties with different ready-to-serve nutritious snacks or cereals served in bowls. The ready-to-serve snack bowls can be sold to cover costs, with advertising throughout the week to help increase sales of these tasty treats.
How Does It Work?
This is a strategy you can try once a month, or once a week, to get students more aware of healthy snack options.
The following steps are suggestions for how to complete the Play — but they can be done in any order or combination and can be altered to fit your needs. If you find ways to adapt this Play to fit your school, share it with us through the Tips section!
Huddle up with your school nutrition professionals to help plan your super “bowl” snack options and your principal and other school administrators to give your plans a thumbs up and help choose a day, time and location.
Contact local stores that might be willing to donate snack foods and bowls for your parties. Use the Tools and Resources below to help you plan.
Get It Going
With the help of your school nutrition manager, create a menu of ready-to-serve nutritious snack bowls. Poll students about their interest in a variety of nutrient-rich foods including low-fat or fat-free dairy foods, fruits, vegetables, whole grains and lean protein foods.
Decide on a convenient location to offer bowls, such as outside the cafeteria or a lobby area. Decide on how often “super bowl parties” will be held.
Applying for Funds and considering this Play? Remember Funds may not be used on food sold at school or to subsidize food served to students.
Keep It Going
Ask students to provide feedback about which snacks they like the best — and what they’d like to see offered in the future. Work to provide new and interesting choices in the future to keep kids interested in healthy snacking.
Spread the Word
Be sure to advertise the parties to students, teachers and staff by making morning announcements, posting signs, distributing flyers and using the school website. Provide information about why these conveniently packaged snacks are nutrient-rich.
Get Others Involved
Everyone can help:
- Create a menu with school nutrition professionals
- Decide where to hold the parties
- Solicit donations from local stores
- Advertise parties to the school
Did You Know?
Fresh and healthy vending machines for schools are available from organizations like this one. You can increase competitive food sales and students can enjoy yogurt, fruit, salads, wraps, and many other bowl-friendly snacks!