Fighting the Classroom Celebrations
- Liza Asch, Equestrian Trails Elementary School
- Access to Healthy Foods, Success with Funds
Through the use of FUTP 60 Funds, a donation from the supermarket, and some volunteer parents, we were able to provide every class with a healthy Halloween treat. The volunteers put together jack-o-lantern pumpkin trays made out of carrots, black olives, and a zucchini stem. The kids enjoyed their healthy option. In some classes, no junk food was allowed. Other teachers believe it is a "once in a while" celebration so they can have whatever they want, although it did seem that our email home did reach some parents. Some healthy edibles were apple Dracula teeth; "candy corn" cups made of pineapple, clementines and yogurt; clementine jack-o-lanterns; spiders made from whole grain crackers, low fat cream cheese, pretzels, and raisins. We also sent home a letter that had many, many different options for the Halloween parties than just food. Some classes did crafts, gave out pencils and spider rings, took silly pumpkin photos, etc.