Healthy Selfie Snacks
- Jenny Terry, Morningside El
- Access to Healthy Foods, Community Involvement
This year we were participating in the Medical City 21 Day Healthy Snack Challenge. I challenged my students to sign up for the 21 Day Challenge and start thinking about what they were snacking on. Through out the 21 Days, I would go to classrooms during their designated snack times and give stickers out to those students who had a healthy snack. This encouraged my students to think about what they were eating for snacks and remember to bring a healthy snack to school. They never knew when I would stop by. I also encouraged students and parents to take pictures of their families eating healthy snacks at home. Many students and parents would email me their healthy snack selfies. I made a "Healthy Selfie" wall outside the gym. This encouraged other students to start eating healthy and snap pictures of their snacks. Before long I had a wall full of healthy snacks. I love our "Healthy Selfie" wall and feel that it helps encourage and bring awareness to healthy snacking. I will leave the wall up way after the challenge, in hopes to encourage students to keep eating healthy snacks.