It’s important to provide consistent messaging around foods and beverages throughout the school day. Promoting healthy options during meal or snack times while allowing unhealthy options during celebrations can confuse youth. Help students associate celebrations with healthy habits rather than unhealthy options, and associate healthy activities with celebrations rather than unhealthy consumption.

Non Food Rewards in School

This resource provides information on why a move away from food-based rewards in schools is important and what you can do to help make that change.  Also included are several examples for alternative rewards!

Constructive Classroom Rewards

Promoting Good Habits While Protecting Children's Health. This document provides a variety of alternative rewards that can be used to positively reinforce children's behaviors and accomplishments without undermining healthy eating behaviors. Ideas can also be integrated in celebrations, such as class parties and children's birthdays.

Smart Snack Requirements

Smart Snack requirements are nutritional standards for food distributed to students in school set by the US Dept. Of Agriculture. 

Tabernacle School District's Wellness Council Presentation

Alliance for a Healthier Generation
The following presentation (Prezi) was provided on Family Fitness Night in November 2014 by Superintendent, George Rafferty. The purpose of the presentation was to provide families with an overview of the historical development of the district's School Wellness Council, as well as to inform the public about the council's decision to adopt the Alliance for a Healthier Generation's Healthy School's Program.